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Opening Night

3rd I Film Festival Opening Night Party
Co-hosted by the Center for Asian American Media

When: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 10pm
Where: Bollyhood Cafe, 3372 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets: $10 online / $12 at the door / $25 Opening Night Pass (2 films + party)

Join 3rd i, CAAM and filmmakers from the Bay Area, New York, Canada and Calcutta for a non-stop dance party in the heart of the Mission district!

DJ Rav-E spins!
While being a lover of many types of music, Rav-E is naturally drawn towards Bhangra, the the folk music of his motherland Punjab. He Possess the ability to mix up Hip-Hop, R&B, and House music on the fly, but cannot deny his true infatuation with the rich dhol driven and tumbi infused beats of Bhangra. Along with mixing it up on the decks, Rav-E also is an exceptional talent on the dhol and has opened for artists such as Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti with the Non-Stop Bhangra Collective live set. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage on the decks with some of the biggest names in bhangra such as Bikram Singh, RDB, Dr. Zeus, Bobby Friction, and Juggy D as well.

Get a sampling of his infectious rhythms here: www.nonstopbhangra.com

Buy tickets online now or purchase an Opening Night Pass for discounted admission into both films and the party.


Closing Night Reception

Join us for a special reception following the film Yes Madam, Sir about the incredible journey of the charismatic, controversial Kiran Bedi, India's first female police officer and “a controversial and inspiring figure in recent Indian history.”

All sponsors are invited to an exclusive Closing Night Reception following the film. Meet Kiran Bedi up close and personal! Chat with visiting filmmakers Baljit Sangra (Warrior Boyz), Megan Doneman (Yes Madam, Sir), Avie Luthra (Mad, Sad & Bad), Q (Love in India) and Tariq Tapa (Zero Bridge). Arun Dutt, son of Guru Dutt (see Full Moon, our classic film this year) will be attending the festival over the Castro Weekend. Enjoy delicious food and drink and celebrate South Asian cinema at the historic Castro Theatre.

Pass holders who are interested in attending the reception, please contact tickets@thirdi.org for information on how to purchase tickets to the reception.
3rd i would like to thank Wells Fargo, Andes Capital Management and Emirates Airlines, Premier Sponsors of the Closing Night Film and Reception.

Food provided courtesy of: Whole Foods, SoMA and Roti Indian Bistro

Drinks provided courtesy of: Lagunitas and The Chai Cart

Wine provided by Leftwich Event Specialists and Morac Lounge.

Desserts Provided by: Nora's Patisserie.


Meet Fellow Festival Goers!

3rd i offers a great opportunity to meet friends before and after films, grab food & drinks between them, and meet other cinema lovers like yourselves. Feel free to find and introduce yourselves to others - that's why they're there.

Thu/Fri: sip drinks and snack at Morac Lounge, right across from the Roxie at 3126 16th St. Thu-Sat open til 2am. Sunday hours vary.
Sat/Sun: try some kati rolls and beer at Kasa Indian (3 blocks from the Castro) at 4001 18th St @ Noe. Fri/Sat open 11am to Midnight, Sun to 10pm.
Sat/Sun: or have pizza and drinks at Firewood Café. 10% off if you show a ticket stub (3 blocks from the Castro) 4248 18th St. Fri/Sat 11am-11pm, Sun-Thu 11am-10pm.

3rd i's 2009 restaurant sponsors are also a great place to meet up with festival attendees:
Dosa (walking distance from Castro and Roxie). 995 Valencia (@ 21 St). Sun to Thurs 5:30pm to 10pm. Fri & Sat 5:30pm to 11pm. Sat & Sun 11:30am to 3:30pm.
Baobab (4 blocks from Roxie). 3388 19th St. Tue-Sun. 6:00pm - 10:30pm