First Fridays at the Museum: Film Screening and Book Signing with Marsha Gordon

Friday, May 5, 5–9 p.m.

Photo credit: Technician NCSU.

Plan your evening at the museum around a special book signing and a film (details below), a visit to the Museum Shop, a look at our new exhibition on World War I (until 6:00 p.m.) and lobby-level exhibits, and free samples—while they last—of craft beers from Fullsteam Brewery in Durham and Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxapahaw.


Book Signing: Film Is Like a Battleground

Friday, May 5, 6:15–6:45 p.m.


Marsha Gordon, Associate Professor of English, Film Studies Program, North Carolina State University

Gordon, who also hosts a monthly program on The State of Things (North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC), will sign copies of her new book (Oxford University Press) on director Samuel Fuller’s war films. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.


Film Screening: The Big Red One

Friday, May 5, 6:45 p.m.


MPAA rating: R-L,V; run time: 113 min.

Marsha Gordon (see above) will introduce this acclaimed film, which actually begins with some of the horror of World War I. The 1980 film stars Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine, and Mark Hamill (AKA Luke Skywalker) and features director Samuel Fuller’s own combat memories during WWII with the First Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One.