Decoding Deepak

Sep 22, 2012
6:45 pm Decoding Deepak Decoding Deepak
Castro Theatre, San Francisco CA
Gotham Chopra in Person. Spiritual icon Deepak Chopra is the focus of this doc, an audience favorite at the SXSW Film Festival. Made by Gotham Chopra, it separates the man from the myth with a raw honesty only a son can have. But what starts as decoding quickly becomes an allegory of a world trying to make sense of itself.

Lucky

Sep 22, 2012
4:30 pm Lucky Lucky
Castro Theatre, San Francisco CA
Delicately crafted, both in story and visual style, this beautiful, emotional tale explores the unusual alliance between an elderly Indian woman (with a irrational fear of Africans) and a South African orphan in post-Apartheid South Africa. Based on Luthra’s earlier short, which won over 40 international awards including an Oscar nomination.

The World Before Her

Sep 22, 2012
2:30 pm The World Before Her The World Before Her
Castro Theatre, San Francisco CA
Pahuja goes behind-the-scenes at the Miss India Pageant and the Hindu fundamentalist movement to capture the tension between traditional and modern perspectives toward women in today’s India. A timely expose on the fundamental contradictions of a country in transition.

Alms for a Blind Horse (Anhey Ghodey Da Daan)

Sep 22, 2012
12:00 pm Alms for a Blind Horse (Anhey Ghodey Da Daan) Alms for a Blind Horse (Anhey Ghodey Da Daan)
Castro Theatre, San Francisco CA
This striking film by first-time director Gurvinder Singh uses exquisite cinematography and an unusual cast of characters to portray a day in the life of a rural Punjabi family facing the demolition of their village. A worthy tribute to the legend of Indian cinema, the late Mani Kaul, who was executive producer on the film.

3rd i International Shorts

Sep 21, 2012
9:40 pm 3rd i International Shorts 3rd i International Shorts
Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA
Four startling shorts: a desperate daughter makes a deal with the devil in the chilling Another Planet; a nun and her daughter struggle to escape the memories of civil war in the unsettling I Too Have A Name; a young girl negotiates sisterhood and womanhood in the moving Kaveri; a young mother is forced to play soldier in the post-apocalyptic and parched Boond (Drop).

Runaway (Udhao)

Sep 21, 2012
7:15 pm Runaway (Udhao) Runaway (Udhao)
Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA
Amit Ashraf in Person. Amit Ashraf’s dynamic script and creative visual vocabulary confirm that something is afoot in Bangladeshi cinema. The gritty, urban streets of Dhaka provide the backdrop for this noirish thriller about men who run away from family responsibility, and a rickshawallah who is compelled to bring them to justice.

Sket

Sep 20, 2012
9:30 pm Sket Sket
Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA
Set to a pounding soundtrack of hip-hop and electronica, this gritty thriller follows the members of a girl gang intent on exacting revenge on abusive men in their East London housing estate. Bhogal’s inventive take on British genre cinema won him a place on the London Film Festival’s Best Newcomer list.

Coast to Coast: Home Grown Shorts

Sep 20, 2012
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Coast to Coast: Home Grown Shorts Coast to Coast: Home Grown Shorts
Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA
Filmmakers in Person. 3rd i’s shorts program goes coast-to-coast this year, with a kaleidoscope of short films from California and New York. Come to 3rd i’s Desi Dance Party later in the evening (10PM, Location TBA) and catch many of the filmmakers up close and personal!