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In collaboration with Ocularis Cinema

3rd I International Shorts Program

3rd I NY presents selections fresh from the 22nd San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival produced by NAATA and curated by 3rd I SF, our sister chapter.

Plus DJ set featuring QUANTEYE (MUTINY NYC, Dubstream)

Quanteye weaves dub, atmospherics and beat science from near and far.

Sunday, May 2
Showtimes: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Plus DJ Set after second show
Admission: $6
Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg.
Subway: L train to Bedford.

For more info: thirdi_ny@yahoo.com

About the Films

Take the A Train
Dir: Amyn Kaderali
USA 2003, 16 min.

A prep school boy is the subject of a prank that teaches him that the end of the line is just the beginning of the journey.

Dir: Mandrika Rupa
New Zealand 2000, 10 min.

A coming-of-age story of an Indian girl growing up in colonial New Zealand during wartime, 1942.

Cross My Heart
Dir: Avie Luthra
UK 2002, 22 min.

A young man leads a double life when he tries to convince his family that he is "Indian" enough to inherit his uncle's video store. A hilarious critique of racism within the Asian British community.

Mann Ke Manjeere
Dir: Sujit Sircar
India 2001, 5 min.

Sujit Sircar's music video for Breakthrough, in which a woman leaves an abusive marriage and becomes a truck driver.

3rd I New York Select
Tahini and Tears
Dir: Shashwati Talukdar
USA 2002, 10 min.

An "Orientalist" fantasy about cruel and charming men and the foolish women who love them.

Lighting the Lamp
Dir: Rani Grassi Breslow
USA 2002, 12 min.

Deepika is newly-married and under pressure to have children. But Deepika has other plans. Their story is paralleled with that of their neighbor Raquel, a single African American and a successful professor who has an infant daughter.

Music Videos by Divya Srinivasan

Music video for Zero7 (2003)
Directed by Tommy Pallota, Animated by Divya Srinivasan and others

"Even though we're miles apart we are each other's destiny." Zero7 was nominated for UK's Mercury Prize in 2001.

Everything Hits At Once
Music Video for Spoon (2002)
Directed and Animated by Divya Srinivasan

It's all the same to X. Hours to fill between work and bed. Maybe he won't dream about her tonight. That they're together again.

Record Player Party
Directed by Divya Srinivasan

A music video celebrating the cool kids of Austin, Texas. Among the crowd are members of several other Austin bands including The Crack Pipes, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Knife in the Water, and Rhythm of Black Lines.

Waking Life
Dir: Richard Linklater
Animated by
USA, 2001, Excerpt: 5 min.

A man in a dream state encounters many characters who, one by one, talk about their views on the meaning, perception, and reality of human existence.

About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. More info...

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.