19 Feb 2019

Graduate films El Capitan ascent

Samuel Crossley is a filmmaker and photographer specializing in adventurous filmmaking. Crossley graduated from the SF State School of Cin- ema in 2016 and has since been a part of

12 Feb 2019

Oscar Showcase Tour to premier animated films in Coppola Theater

The Oscar Showcase Tour is going to premier national and international animator talent at a film showing in Coppola Theater in the Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. today. Small

15 Oct 2018

International Film Festival encourages students to learn about disabilities

Superfest international disability film festival is celebrating disability culture by showcasing film selections at the Magnes Collection of Jewish art and life in Berkeley on Oct. 20 – Oct. 21

25 Apr 2018

Netflix and chill, Cannes

Millennials will agree there is just something fundamentally right or comforting about streaming platforms. The idea of almost free, unlimited movies and TV shows, available on a multitude of almost

09 Oct 2017

Sci-fi noir and grittiness makes for one hell of a film

35 years after its original, the Blade Runner sequel has become a reality for many film fans, and, fortunately, the director and his crew will be remembered and studied for

25 Sep 2017

The Kingsman agents kick back to theaters with a sequel

After a good two years since the original, the new “Kingsman” sequel hits the big screen, but shooting too close to the sun causes its ambitious ideas to be burned

12 Apr 2017

SFFilm Festival focuses on women in cinema

Alternative visions of womanhood are taking center stage at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. More than 50 movies showing at this year’s SFFilm Festival were directed by women.

13 Dec 2016

Cinema student raises awareness and wins prestigious Princess Grace Award

Graduate student and teaching assistant at the School of Cinema, Candy Guinea, received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award for her films that provide commentary on social justice. The Princess

18 May 2016

Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

Black and white archival footage of students marching, with fists held high, captures the racially-charged conditions on college campuses in the late 1960s in a new documentary that made its

03 May 2016

Girls like Captain America too

Growing up, I had an assortment of Barbie computer games, official Barbie Christmas ornaments and, of course, dozens of actual Barbie dolls. I loved Barbie’s life in plastic. It was

23 Feb 2016

Cis actors continue to take credit for trans rights

When I heard the news that a movie would be made based on the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, I was cautiously optimistic. When I heard that Eddie Redmayne,

03 Feb 2016

Oscar nominees spark strong opinions amongst cinema students and faculty

This year’s Academy Awards nominations were greeted with a large amount of controversy after it was revealed that every actor and actress that received a major nomination was white. #OscarsStillSoWhite began trending

18 Feb 2014

Cinema lecturer’s film tells story of undocumented teen, based on true events

Cinema lecturer Scott Boswell stands in the film equipment room on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Building Monday, Feb. 17. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress An SF

02 Oct 2013

Students create short films in one week for Campus MovieFest

More than 100 teams of students filled up the line at the red carpet for Campus MovieFest as the competition kicked off last Wednesday, Sept. 25, at SF State for a

04 Sep 2013

Graduate explores time in ‘Epoch’ film

Danny casually zips up a bag and walks out of a bank when he notices a man and his phone floating in the air. Danny walks toward him, carefully places