June 2006 Events

Saturday June 24  | 6:00 pm  | Roxie
$9 members | $10 general

CO-PRESENTED BY 3rd I South Asian Films

From the director of  The Pink Mirror (Frameline27) comes this intoxicating queer journey through India. Ravi is a young Indian man living in England who impulsively heads to an all-night gay party in an Indian village, dragging his British friend Paul along.

Fueled by erotic performances, flirting and sex, Ravi connects at the party with Mani, a closeted working-class guy. Rooming at the very gay-friendly hotel belonging to Murthy and Anna, an older gay couple who have been together for more than thirty years, Ravi decides to stay for a few days to pursue what may be the love of his life, but the consequences of their hedonistic night catch up with them. With bursts of surreal images and scenes, Ravi tries to reconnect with Mani, but the situation becomes rocky when his slutty friend Paul flaunts his own careless hook-up with Mani.

Thankfully, Ravi has the wisdom of Murthy and Anna to guide him. They share their stories of defying tradition, loving against all odds and being true to  oneself. Invigorated by his time with the couple, Ravi meets Mani once again to see if their fates may indeed be intertwined.

In addition to the colorful and bizarre situations, the camera lingers lovingly over the queer Indian male body and exalts its sexuality. With a consistently surreal look, Yours Emotionally feels like a beautiful fever dream inspired by both avant-garde gay cinema and the tropes of Bollywood.

Frameline30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, screening June 15-25 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Film Center, Victoria Theatre, Cinearts@Empire, and the Parkway Theatre is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the world. Tickets go on sale to Frameline members Friday, May 26. General public ticket sales begin Friday, June 2. Tickets are available at Superstar Satellite video store located at 474 Castro Street (between Market and 18th Street in San Francisco), online at www.frameline.org/festival, by phone at 925 866 9559 and by fax at 925 866 9597.

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 15-25, 2006 www.frameline.org/festival



Narika and KQED and 3rd i present
No More Tears

Date: Sunday June 18th
Time: 2 - 4pm

Parkway Theater
1834 Park Boulevard,
Oakland, CA

FREE community screening

No More Tears is a Film 3rd i showed at its 2005 festival and we are proud to co-present the film with Narika and KQED.

NO MORE TEARS explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over decades, the documentary recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Thiranagama was assassinated at the age of 35. This documentary recounts her dramatic story.


NARIKA is a local nonprofit that
provides a domestic violence helpline
for South Asian women. NARIKA
promotes the empowerment of women

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