The Carolina Theatre Hosts Classic Film Screening and Discussion with Marsha Gordon

November 6, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

WUNC’s “Movies on the Radio” contributors Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes to host discussion and book signing 

DURHAM, NC — November 6, 2023The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s MovieDiva Film Series will screen the film “There’s Always Tomorrow” on November 11. A discussion and book signing will follow the film screening. The film is based on a novel of the same name, written by the once-famous, now-forgotten best-selling author Ursula Parrott. 

From the 1920s to the 1940s Parrott wrote a steady stream of ahead-of-their-time tales about career women who struggled with work-life balance and burnout. Her protagonists often held scrutinized positions in society like divorcees and single mothers. At her height, Parrott was considered one of the most popular and best-paid writers in Hollywood, with ten movies adapted from her writingincluding “There’s Always Tomorrow.” 

Following the screening of “There’s Always Tomorrow,” MovieDiva curator, Laura Boyes, will be joined by her former co-panelist from WUNC’s “Movies on the Radio,” Marsha Gordon for a discussion of  Gordon’s new book, “Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott.” Signed copies of Gordon’s book will be available for purchase. 

Marsha Gordon is Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a recent Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and an NEH Public Scholar. She is the author of numerous books and articles and co-director of several short documentaries. For seven years Marsha contributed to a monthly show, “Movies on the Radio,” on 91.5/WUNC’s “The State of Things.” She regularly introduces films, gives lectures, and participates in panels all over the United States and Europe. 

Tickets to the “There’s Always Tomorrow” screening, discussion, and book signing are available for $5 at the box office and online at carolinatheatre.org.  

 

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About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at carolinatheatre.org. 

  

Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard 

Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham 

(919) 560-3040 | jordan@carolinatheatre.org