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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: The Art Of Movies About Art

Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek star as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002), one of our listener's picks for best fine art film.

What happens when the world of fine art and the world of filmmaking meet? This month on Movies on the Radio, The State of Things is not tackling the art of movie-making, but rather the art of making movies about art. 

Listener picks range from new classics like “Frida” to the obscure 1950s Japanese film “Ugetsu.” This month, experts from North Carolina’s art world join the discussion with their film picks. Guests include Director of North Carolina Museum of Art Larry Wheeler, Director for Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University Roger Manley, and renowned artists potter Mark Hewitt and painter John Beerman.

 As always, host Frank Stasio reviews these movies with film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes. Gordon is a film professor at North Carolina State University and Boyes is a film curator for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Boyes hosts a screening of “Born Yesterday” at The Carolina Theatre in Durham on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. as part of her Moviediva Film Series.

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