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March 2016
06 March 2016

3rd i Films presents: Rajnikanth and the Cult of the Superstar

ATA
1:00 pm
This talk explores the political and social history of fandom in South India, and specifically that of Rajinikanth.
09 March 2016

3rd i Co-presents: Petals in the Dust

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a screening of Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls, an examination of danger facing women in India.
11 March 2016

3rd i Co-Presents at CAAMFest

7:30 pm

3rd i Films co-presents three films at this year’s CAAMFest, playing March 11, 13, 19 & 20, 2016. See details below.

GOOD OL’ BOY (pictured at top)

Dir: FRANK LOTITO 

It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar’s American dreams —

April 2016
08 April 2016

3rd i Co-presents at SFIFF 59: “Thithi”

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In a small South Indian village in Karnataka, a cantankerous centenarian suddenly dies—setting the stage for a capricious comedy of errors among three generations of dissimilar sons.
17 April 2016

3rd i Films presents a work-in-progress screening

3:00 pm
"Burqa Boxers" documents the story of three young women learning boxing in a culture that demands refinement and submission.
17 April 2016

3rd i Co-presents “I am Chut Wutty”

6:00 pm
In one of the last remaining wildernesses in South East Asia, Cambodian community activists struggle to defend their forests.
May 2016
03 May 2016

Raise Money for 3rd i Through SVGives

All day
Donations Accepted Until 12 midnight on May 3!
26 May 2016

3rd i Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Macy’s

6:00 pm
Join 3rd i at Macy's on May 26th to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
June 2016
21 June 2016
24 June 2016
October 2016
22 October 2016

3rd i Co-presents at UNAFF 2016

All day
3rd i co-presents two docs at UNAFF 2016: "Petals in the Dust" and "The Learning Alliance"
22 October 2016

The Golden Sita

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
G. Aravindan's 1977 film adaptation of an episode from the Ramayana. We present this little-seen gem in its recently digitally restored glory, thanks to the National Film Archive of India.
November 2016
12 November 2016

3rd i’s Castro Reception

8:00 pm
Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine, with desserts and drinks, and meet all the festival filmmakers up close and personal!
February 2017
23 February 2017

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
March 2017
07 March 2017

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
09 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “The Tiger Hunter” at CAAMFest 2017

7:00 pm
3rd i co-presents three films at CAAMfest 35, celebrating Asian American film: "The Tiger Hunter," "Chee and T," and "Brown Girls."
11 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “Chee and T” at CAAMFest 2017

3:10 pm
Dynamic duo Chee and T have an adventure with a wild young relative in Silicon Valley.
16 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “Brown Girls” at CAAMFest 2017

6:30 pm
"BROWN GIRLS" follows the lives of Leila, a South Asian writer in the midst of navigating and owning her queerness, and her friend Patricia, who struggles to find meaning financially, romantically and creatively.
April 2017
06 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

3:00 pm
A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.
07 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

8:15 pm
A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.
09 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “The Cinema Travellers” at SFFilm Festival 2017

6:00 pm
A moving homage to the bygone era of celluloid, "The Cinema Travellers" captures the splendor of the moving image through India’s traveling movie caravans.
14 April 2017

3rd i co-presents Shah Rukh Khan in Person!!! at SFFilm Festival 2017

8:30 pm
A Conversation with Shah Rukh Khan and screening of his film "My Name is Khan."
May 2017
06 May 2017

3rd i Co-presents “Kalpana” at BAMPFA

3:00 pm
3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.
06 May 2017

3rd i Co-presents “Celluloid Man” at BAMPFA

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.
June 2017
09 June 2017

3rd i Films co-presents at Queer Women of Color Film Festival

7:30 pm
3rd i co-presents at QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
18 June 2017

3rd i is proud to co-present three films at Frameline 41

June 18 - June 23
3rd i is proud to co-present three films at Frameline 41: "Abu," "IRL Unbound," and "Signature Move."
July 2017
24 July 2017

3rd i Co-Presents ‘’Little Stones’’ at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

2:15 pm
"Little Stones" profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women's movement through their art.
August 2017
26 August 2017

THE HATE MAN, STREET PHILOSOPHER: Free Outdoor Screening

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
The Hate Man, Street Philosopher is a quirky, entertaining and moving portrait of a Berkeley street philosopher. Free outdoor screening.
September 2017
03 September 2017

“Even Red Can Be Sad
” at BAMPFA

5:00 pm
An intricately mosaicked portrait of nonagenarian artist Ram Kumar.
06 September 2017

“Nainsukh
” at BAMPFA

7:00 pm
Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins.
07 September 2017

The Seventh Walk at BAMPFA

7:00 pm
A film about contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh.
08 September 2017

Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting
 at BAMPFA

4:00 pm
Three shorts studying the 18th-century Indian artist Nainsukh.
10 September 2017

“The Unknown Craftsman”

5:00 pm
Dutta’s magical new film follows an eighth-century architect across the lower Himalayas in search of a temple site.
22 September 2017

The New Talkies

8:00 pm
This evening of neo-benshi performances will consist of screening several film clips re-narrated live for the audience.
24 September 2017

Second screening of “The Hate Man” doc

7:00 pm
This moving portrait of a Berkeley street philosopher explores the Hate Man’s enigmatic life, including why, thirty years ago, he chose to quit his job as a successful New York Times journalist, drop out of mainstream society and live in the streets. Challenging conventional notions of success, conformity, progress and morality, 'Hate' lucidly discusses and defends his own 'downward mobility' and personal theories of human communication among countless other issues.
November 2017
09 November 2017

Abu (Father)

7:15 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Deeply moving and smart, Arshad Khan’s outstanding documentary Abu is a quintessential immigrant story that captures the tumultuous journey of his family's move to Canada, from Pakistan, in the early 90s.
10 November 2017

Random Acts of Legacy

7:15 pm
Filmmaker via Skype! In this gorgeous, multi-layered documentary about immigration and integration, Ali Kazimi ("A Continuous Journey") brilliantly weaves a rich tapestry of history and memory.
10 November 2017

Gurgaon

9:30 pm
Stylish and edgy, with a deep, dark twist, GURGAON is a neo-noir based on the true life story of a kidnapping gone awry, in the shiny outer reaches of the fast growing Delhi metropolis.
11 November 2017

NARI: The Unsung Story of the Women from India’s First Family of Music

3:00 pm
Live multimedia performance! Accomplished musician and composer for film Gingger Shankar celebrates the life and work of her mother (Viji Shankar) and grandmother (Lakshmi Shankar) - renowned artists and close collaborators with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison (The Beatles).
11 November 2017

An Insignificant Man

5:30 pm
Dubbed the "Bernie Sanders of India," Arvind Kejriwal shook up the status quo of the Indian political system in the last national election. This revolutionary shift in India's mainstream political establishment is exposed in this gripping documentary. Followed by panel discussion.
11 November 2017

OM SHANTI OM

8:15 pm
Bollywood at the Castro!! Serving up a dazzling array of musical showstoppers and cameos by nearly every Bollywood star, "Om Shanti Om" is a blockbuster extravaganza for the ages. Director Farah Khan pulls out all the stops, and Shah Rukh Khan breaks out his disco moves in this star-studded tribute to the swinging 70's.
12 November 2017

Shepherdess of the Glaciers

1:00 pm
Set amidst the stunning landscape of Ladakh, this mesmerizing doc is a tribute to the unbreakable bond between humans and animals, and captures a disappearing way of life that is deeply intertwined with nature.
12 November 2017

NEWTON

2:45 pm
This smart and engaging black comedy finds humor in the tenuous nature of democracy. Conscientious clerk, Newton, must keep devious military personnel and oddball bureaucrats in check during election day in the conflict-ridden “tribal” area of Chhattisgarh.
12 November 2017

Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3)

5:00 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen brings his razor-sharp critique and keen awareness of global politics to the conversation, as he probes Peter Custers, a Dutch journalist who traveled half-way across the world to participate in a left-wing uprising in Bangladesh. With short Abu Ammar is Coming.
12 November 2017

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

7:30 pm
Bay Area Filmmakers in Person! From light comedy to dark wit, this year's kaleidoscope of cinematic offerings engage the intimate, personal and the intellectual.
18 November 2017

Bad, Brown, Bride: 3 Desi Series

11:30 am
Bay Area Filmmakers in Person! Snappy, sexy, and seriously modern, these three shorts series turn stereotypes about desis on their heads, and offer modern portraits of young South Asians in America.
18 November 2017

The Cinema Travellers

1:00 pm
This intimate and poetic gem captures the miracle of cinema in its purest sense, and the timelessness of a tradition that has existed in India for decades - the traveling tent cinema.
18 November 2017

The World of Goopi and Bagha (Goopi Gawaiya, Bagha Bajaiya)

3:00 pm
An animated adaptation of one of Indian master Satyajit Ray's most beloved works, this colorful film follows the hilarious misadventures of Goopi and Bagha, two tuneless musicians banished from their villages for their cacophonous music.
18 November 2017

Newton

5:00 pm
This smart and engaging black comedy finds humor in the tenuous nature of democracy. Conscientious clerk, Newton, must keep devious military personnel and oddball bureaucrats in check during election day in the conflict-ridden “tribal” area of Chhattisgarh.
18 November 2017

Dance Like A Man

7:30 pm
One of the most successful plays on the Indian stage (by Mahesh Dattani) is adapted for the screen in this stellar cineplay, a dramatic comedy that captures the tension and jealousy between a rising Bharatanatyam dancer and her parents, both dancers themselves.
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