The sounds of accusatory shouts and heavy fist-pounding punctured the silent hillside neighborhood of Rockridge in Oakland as several sets of footsteps darted across the wooden floors of the cream colored cottage at the end of Pedestrian Way. Amongst the domestic upheaval, SF State creative writing major Adam Ambriz stood in the corner peering over his laptop,

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"][media-credit id=188 align="alignright" width="600"][/media-credit] Lo Prentiss, playing Jean, and Jacob Hsieh, playing Dwight interect during "Dead Man's Cellphone", a comedy by Sarah Ruhl, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in the Little Theater. Ryan Leibrich/Xpress.[/caption]A quiet café is where it all went down. A

[caption id="attachment_54180" align="alignnone" width="799"][media-credit name="Ryan Leibrich" align="alignnone" width="799"][/media-credit]Johnny Symons, assistant professor in the cinema department, sits in front of the computer he uses to edit his film "Out Run" Tuesday, Feb. 4. Symons' film is about LGBTQ candidates' experiences running for office in the Philippines.[/caption] An