Upcoming Screenings

3rd I presents Bollywood Sound & Image: A discussion with Robin Sukhadia

When: Wednesday, June 11, 7:30-9pm
Where: Bollyhood Cafe
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-0362 http://bollyhood.org/
Cost: $5 at the door

bollywood sound & image

3rd I presents a three-part series of lectures focused on the sound and music of Bollywood through the decades. Music videos and clips from Bollywood films will be projected on the big screen, and then supplemented with analysis, historical/political insights, and performance demonstrations by Robin Sukhadia. Learn about Bollywood's famed film composers, playback singers, arrangers, and steeped musical history. We promise gregarious song and dance, whimsical musical arrangements, gaudy colors, and extremely melodramatic love scenes…all of this, of course, without any kissing on screen. Bring the kids!

Part I of Robin Sukhadia’s lecture took place on May 28. Part II will focus on the Bombay film music industry from the 80s to the present. Part III of the lecture in July will focus on the music of three legendary music directors: Naushad, S.D. Burman and R.D. Burman.

About Robin Sukhadia
Bollywood film music fanatic Robin Sukhadia most recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts. He has been studying the tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at CalArts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California for the past seven years. His special focus on the musical traditions and rhythms of South Asia informs his approach to musical arrangement and composition on a wide range of concert, film and album productions. For the past 5 years, Robin has traveled internationally on behalf of Project Ahimsa, an organization committed to empowering impoverished youth through music education.


3rd i San Francisco and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center present a series of seminars around HIV, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues in South Asian communities in the US and abroad.

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor • San Francisco
Banyan Room • 4-6pm

July 16 (moved from June 28): Pride Week Screening & Discussion around Queer Sexuality. More information on this program will be available very shortly.

July (TBD): Women’s Sexuality: Film & Discussion


3rd I copresents at frameline32, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

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When: Friday, June 20, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 12:00 PM
Where: Castro Theatre, San Francisco

The World Unseen, UK, 2007, 94mins
Dir: Shamim Sarif

In 1950's South Africa, apartheid is just beginning. Free-spirited Amina (Sheetal Sheth) has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a cafe with Jacob her Black business partner. When she meets Miriam (Lisa Ray), a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam's sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women. From overcoming oppression to finding personal freedom, from the hardships of a loveless marriage to the hesitant joy of an unexpected love affair, The World Unseen transports the viewer to a vibrant, colourful world that is universal in its themes.

image from "the world unseen"

There will an informal get together with actress Sheetal Sheth following the screening of the film on Friday June 20.
Where: 8:30pm @ Bollyhood Café, 3372 19th Street (at Mission), San Francisco


3rd I presents at the Asha Festival of Hope
The New Heroes: India
When: Saturday, June 21, 4pm
Where: Bollyhood Café, 3372 19th Street at Mission, San Francisco

Kailash Satyarthi is determined to free millions of children from bonded labor, a form of slavery where a desperate family borrows money from a lender and is hands over a child as surety for funds that often cannot be repaid. Inderjit Khurana has established schools in the middle of crowded train platforms to reach poor children with no other access to education. Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy and David Green make it possible for over two hundred thousand people a year to access free eye-surgery to prevent blindness.


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