June 2004 Events

MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music
A special advance screening with limited-seating

Director Vivek Bald will be present for Q&A

FRIDAY, June 11, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Action Theater, 2nd Floor
101 4th St. (corner of Mission St), SF 94103
*Street & garage parking, public transportation accessible

Doors open 6:30pm
Admission: $19 (plus online fees)
Online Ticket Info
Limited to 150 seats so purchase your tickets EARLY!

If sold out, you may still purchase your tickets here for the rest of the evening program which includes Karsh Kale and his band Realize Live, Gaurav (MIDIval Punditz), DJ Cheb i Sabbah, and more!

Part of Global Sight and Sound '04 in conjunction with SONY Metreon and Ahimsa Fund

Film info:
Combining music documentary and social documentary, MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music charts the meteoric rise of South Asian electronic music in 1990s Britain, as well as the decades of cultural cross-pollination and political struggle that led up to that historic moment. Shot independently on digital video over the course of seven years, MUTINY features Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh, Fun^Da^Mental and a host of other British musicians of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent, presenting these artists and their music at extreme close range.

With: Anjali, Asian Dub Foundation, Black Star Liner, Fun^Da^Mental, Hustlers HC, Invasian, Joi, Kaliphz, DJ Ritu, Talvin Singh, State of Bengal.
More info about Mutiny

Detailed Evening Program (9:30pm-2am):

Global Stage presented by Project Ahimsa:
10:00 - 10:30pm - Lal Singh Bhatti and Black Mahal Soundset
10:30 - 11:00pm - MC Rai
11:00 - 12:00am - Karsh Kale and Realize Live
12:00am - 2:00am - dj Cheb i Sabbah (with LIVE ART by J Garcia)

Sight Stage presented by Project Pangea:
Riffat Sultana & Party
Ali Akbar College of Music artists featuring Ben Kunin (sarode) & Brad Van Cleave (tabla) Belly Dance Performances Spoken Word Other Artists TBA

Sound Stage presented by Urban Groove (in order of appearance):
Dk (High Chai/Gen Om NY)
Nihal (UrbanGroove)
Nader (Arab Beats)
Gaurav (MIDIval Punditz)

Dance Workshops and Performances by:
Flavor Group (Urban)
Taal (Indian Fusion)
Dhol Rhythms

Live and Interactive Art Performances by:
Jimmy "Love" Little

Video Art by:
VJ Pioneer Stefan G


Queer I by 3rd I

Presented by 3rd I South Asian Independent Film and Queer Cultural Center

Part of 7th Annual United States of Asian America Festival

Miss Manju Truck Driver
(Manjuben Truck Driver)

SUNDAY June 6, 7:30 pm
Director: Sherna Dastur
India, 2002. 52 min.
(English subtitles)


Miss Manju is a truck driver who defies gender stereotypes. She describes herself as half Shiva, half Shakti (man/woman) who “doesn’t need anybody else’s power.” This betelnut chewing, cross-dressing businesswoman hangs out with the boys and comes home to a girlfriend and a family who call her “big Daddy”. You may say that “butch dyke” is this woman’s middle name, but hold off on the labels. This beautifully shot observational documentary, filled with close-ups of busy Indian roads and night cafes, has been structured as a poetic story of an original trailblazer as well as the social landscape surrounding her.

SomArts Cultural Center,
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco
Admission: $8
Tickets can be purchased at the door on day of event - CASH/CHECK only

For further info, call (415) 334-0722



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