For Filmmakers and Film Fans
Film Secrets of the State Archives, a workshop to reveal some of the state’s archived film gems and how these films can provide inspiration for filmmakers, with state archivist Vann Evans and filmmaker and film historian Marsha Gordon.
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to noon
Demonstration Gallery (lobby level). Bring your questions!
Did you know that just across the street from Longleaf Film Festival headquarters in the North Carolina Museum of History is a building full of real-life stories, legends, and film?
Join state archivist Vann Evans and filmmaker and film historian Marsha Gordon as they share some of those film gems, reveals information about the archive’s collection, and tells how these films can provide inspiration for filmmakers.
Vann Evans is audiovisual materials archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina. He began his career there in 2007, working in the public services and audiovisual sections, and he has overseen collection development of photograph, audio, film, and video materials and coordinated access to them since 2018.
Follow the State Archives of North Carolina AV collection on Instagram, @nc_archives_photos.
Marsha Gordon is a film studies professor at North Carolina State University who loves researching, writing, and speaking about American film and cultural history. She has codirected three short documentaries: Nesting (2020), about a bird’s nest and historical small-town American newspapers; All the Possibilities . . . (2019), about one, single, extraordinary painting by Vernon Pratt; and Rendered Small (2017), about a unique collection of American folk art buildings. Marsha is also the author of Film Is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies and Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age and served as coeditor of Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film and Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film. Marsha’s new book focuses on the life of author and screenwriter Ursula Parrott.
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