Students to Celebrate the Worst, Least Successful Cinema

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Headed by the SF State Cinema Graduate Students Association, the event will be held in the Coppola Theater at the Fine Arts Building on October 18 from noon to 5 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UC Riverside Professor Richard T. Rodriguez will speak about the significance of “failed cinema,” or movies that “have been lambasted by critics, shunned by audiences or have become cult classics,” according to a flier for the event.

“I wouldn’t use the word ‘failed’ to describe movies that are bad,” said cinema major Jose Garza on Troll 2, one of his favorite “bad” movies. “If it’s dumb and cheesy, I can enjoy that kind of thing.”