Date/Time Event
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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