Welcome to the School of Cinema

Welcome to the School of Cinema

Founded amid the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s, the School of Cinema continues to celebrate cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms.

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News & Announcements

2021 Valediction Statements

We want to congratulate our upcoming School of Cinema graduates!  Enjoy a compilation of words the graduates shared with us.

Criterion Channel Honors Alumnus Filmmaker Arthur Dong with Retrospective

A short documentary that filmmaker Arthur Dong (B.A., ’82) made while studying Cinema at San Francisco State University is getting a new life and a bit of a face-lift.

Chronicle goes wild for McBride’s Wilder bio

A Chronicle review of Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride’s newest biography calls the book “remarkable.” “Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge” (Columbia University Press) examines the life and work...

Response to COVID-19