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Peace Officer

Event Date: April 26, 2016

Peace Officer is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Disturbing trends grown out of the war on drugs and the federal program that supplies military surplus to police in cities and small towns alike ultimately lead Peace Officer to ask the question: what force is necessary to protect the lives of both officers and citizens?


Co-director Scott Christopherson and editor Renny McCauley — both SF State graduates — will participate in a Q&A following the screening.


Location: Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre.

Reception: 6pm-7pm.

Screening: 7pm-9pm with Q&A to follow.


Cinema in the News

56th Film Finals

May 20, 2016


May 20, 2016

After three days of deliberating, the results from the jury are in. This year’s Film Finals selections are…

Savages – Zaira Aguilar
This is War – Steven Lagosh
Valet – Kurtis Tauscher
High Voltage 7000 – Michael Cruz
Genetic Memory – Karly Stark
Selim – Matt Nichols
Dreams We Share – Evan Weidenkeller
Taipei, San Francisco – Kevin Yeh
Revelation – Andres Gallegos
Submergence – Yohahn Ko
Memories of a Wind-Up Bird – Robert Negoescu
Basha Man – Andrew Wong
The Great Emu War – Jake Hager
Hui Ying – Hannah Anderson

Congratulations to all the filmmakers and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Reserve your ticket now to see who will win the big prizes from Canon, LightIron, and more!


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Cinema professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

May 18, 2016

"Professor Dunye is an amazing filmmaker — an artist in every sense of the word," said Daniel Bernardi, interim dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. "She is part of a faculty of filmmakers and scholars that make the School of Cinema world class. We are all basking in the light she brings to our University." Photo credit: Andrew Corpuz


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