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Every month, The State of Things hosts a conversation about a topic in film. Host Frank Stasio talks with Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University. And we want to hear from you. Submit your choices by email or tweet us with #SOTMovies.

Movies On The Radio: Pencils Out! Movies About School

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There are two kinds of people in this world. The Ferris Beullers, who grin at the thought of a wild day playing hooky. And the Jeanie Buellers, whose eyes gleam at the thought of turning them in. 

 
Which one were you during those formative school days? Were you the good-girl Sandra Dee from “Grease?” Or perpetually in detention like John Bender in “The Breakfast Club?” Did you rain torment on your peers a la Regina George in “Mean Girls?” Or pledge allegiance to a passionate teacher like John Keating in “Dead Poets Society?”

School movies reflect our society, its rules, and the boxes we fit into – or don’t. So skip out of school or work for a moment and let us know what your favorite school-themed movie is for the next installment of Movies on the Radio. 

Email sot@wunc.org or tweet at us with #sotmovie. You could be featured on the show as our film experts, Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes, discuss the themes. 

Like nihilism, existentialism, autosoterism….Bueller….Bueller…..
 

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