Contact

Professor Johnny Symons, School of Cinema

Johnny Symons is an Emmy-nominated Bay Area documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on LGBT cultural and political issues. His films include the Sundance hit Daddy & Papa, about gay men raising children; the award-winning documentary Ask Not, about gays and lesbians serving in the US military; and Out Run, which traces the world’s only LGBT political party as it campaigns for seats in the Philippine Congress. 

Email: symons@sfsu.edu
Website: johnnysymons.com

Queer Cinema Institute was co-founded by Professors Scott Boswell, Cheryl Dunye and Johnny Symons in 2015.

Mailing address:

The Queer Cinema Institute
c/o Johnny Symons, School of Cinema
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Transportation and Parking

San Francisco State University is readily accessible by public transportation from all parts of the Bay Area.

For general information, please visit the SF State Parking and Transportation website.

Getting here

By car

From Highway 280 south, take the Route 82 (SR 82) north, exit toward California State Route 1 (SR 1)/San Jose Avenue/Mission Street. Merge onto San Jose Avenue. Turn right onto Sagamore Street and continue onto Brotherhood Way. Exit right onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Library. The Fine Arts Building can be accessed by pedestrians by taking the ramp at the northwest corner of Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Proceed north past the Creative Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building is straight ahead.

From Interstate 280 (I-280) north, keep left to continue onto California State Route 1 (SR 1)/Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Creative Arts Building. Proceed west, past the Library. The Creative Arts Building is on the north side of the street.

From points in San Francisco take 19th Avenue south. Turn right on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Library. The Fine Arts Building can be accessed by pedestrians by taking the ramp at the northwest corner of Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Proceed north past the Creative Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building is straight ahead.

By transit

  • BART: to Daly City, then MUNI 28 bus to SF State.
  • SF MUNI: M, 28, 29, 18 or 57 to SF State.

From 19th Avenue, turn right to proceed west into campus. Pass the Administration Building, HSS Building, Library and Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Fine Arts Building is straight ahead.

By bike

Holloway Avenue or Lake Merced Boulevard are bike-friendly routes. Bike parking is available on Tapia Drive and along 19th Avenue.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from Holloway Avenue, proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building is just to the northeast of the bike racks and Creative Arts Building.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from southbound Lake Merced Boulevard, turn left on Font Boulevard. Proceed east on Font Boulevard past Mary Ward Hall, Mary Park Hall and the Village at Centennial Square. Veer left at Holloway Avenue. Make a U-turn at Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building is just to the northeast of the bike racks and Creative Arts Building.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from northbound Lake Merced Boulevard, turn right on Font Boulevard. Proceed east on Font Boulevard past Mary Ward Hall, Mary Park Hall and the Village at Centennial Square. Veer left at Holloway Avenue. Make a U-turn at Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building is just to the northeast of the bike racks and Creative Arts Building.