Tuesday, October 14, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- On the screen, a drag queen pranced through a crowd onto the stage at El Rio, a neighborhood bar in San Francisco, and demanded people to get off her stage before the show started. This was a scene from “Heklina,” the documentary short produced by SF State student Brian Favorite. Six of the University’s students, including Favorite, had their films selected to premiere in a group of 13 films at the Pacific Film Archive Theater at University of California, Berkeley on October 8 as part of the Now and Then: Bay Area Student Film Festival. Favorite said his film garnered positive attention at the time before he submitted his work to the festival. “BECA, especially in the grad program, is very heavily theory-based, so if you’re (trying) to understand what your intentions are of wanting to make a project, it’s really good for that,” Favorite said.