Film Screenings and Events

Each semester, the NCSU Film Studies Program works to bring students and the community at large a variety of film events. Please check this page often to see what's in store. 


“Harvest of Empire” documentary screening

September 18, 6:30 pm -- D. H. HILL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

NCSU’s “Global Film Series”  presents this feature-length documentary revealing the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Nora Haenn, Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library - “Hunger in the Land of Plenty”

September 21, 6:00 pm-7:00pm -- James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Teaching and Visualization Lab)

To complement NC State’s Common Reading of $2 A Day, NC State alum and A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer, Dr. Mary E. Haskett Professor of Psychology at NC State and doctoral student Mari Kate will screen and discuss vintage and educational films about food insecurity and hunger. For more information visit:

“Hondros” documentary screening

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special screening of Hondros, a documentary that follows the life and career of NC State English graduate and famous war photographer Chris Hondros. Driven by a commitment to bear witness after the events of 9/11, Chris was among the first in a new generation of war photographers since Vietnam. Hondros explores the complexities inherent in covering more than a decade of conflict, while trying to maintain a normal life. Chris was killed in Libya in 2011, but he left a lasting impact on his profession that is still felt today. This event is presented in partnership with The NC State Libraries, the Gregg Museum, the Alumni Association and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” documentary screening

October 2nd @ 6pm -- Hunt Library (IEI, Duke Energy Hall, SECTION A) 

The Women’s and Gender Studies program, Women in Engineering, and Film Studies are co-sponsoring a screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017), directed by Alexandra Dean.  The movie will be followed by a panel discussion.  “Bombshell” depicts the remarkable life of Hedy Lamarr, the famous 1940s Hollywood actress and inventor who developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII.