Cinema Professor Cheryl Dunye Arrives at SF State on a Roll

Monday, August 04, 2014
SF STATE NEWS -- A faculty member for the Department of Cinema is landing on SF State’s campus just as she nabs a new accolade: Filmmaker, artist and educator Cheryl Dunye has been recognized for writing and directing “Black Is Blue,” the winner of the audience award for Best Short Film at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival in June. Kingston Farady stars as Black in Cheryl Dunye's latest short, "Black Is Blue." The story of a character who has transitioned from female to male and runs into a former partner from the past, “Black Is Blue” is “in the spirit of some social-justice issues I was dealing with” in Oakland, Dunye said. “My work always deals with the intersectionality of race, class and gender.”