OK, maybe don't actually skip film school, at least if you've already enrolled. But you should be able to test out of at least 4 semesters with the knowledge and insight that can be had in this documentary about the great writer/director Samuel Fuller (born on this day in 1912).
Fuller was an all-American iconoclast, a no-bullshit believer in the power of free institutions with a tough-minded, skeptical, but always humanist viewpoint. This film, featuring large doses of Fuller's wisdom, as well as insights from Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and others, can tell you 80% of what you really need to know about the art form of which Fuller was such a great master. Fuller is one of the great raconteurs, and a real character. The wisdom pours from him as unfettered as smoke from his cigars.