Screenings - March 2010



 

3rd i South Asian Independent Film co-presents:

The Jewish Community Center's Arts & Ideas Program: The Jewish (and other) Leading Ladies of Indian Cinema
February 19, 2010

The 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF)
March 11-21, 2010

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3rd i South Asian Independent Film co-presents:

The Jewish Community Center's Arts & Ideas Program

The Jewish (and other) Leading Ladies of Indian Cinema
A multi-media panel discussion with Erik Molinsky, Anuj Vaidya and Deborah Stein

Indira M.A. 1934

Sulochana and D. Bilimoria in the super-hit talkie Indira M.A., 1934

When: Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:30pm
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Cost: $10

Her given name was Ruby Myers, and she hailed from the Bene Israel (Indian Jews of Baghdadi descent) community in Bombay. Her screen name was Sulochana and she was one of the leading stars in Hindi cinema in the 20s and 30s, famous for roles in films like Telephone Girl (1926), Typist Girl (1926) and The Wildcat of Bombay (1927). But Sulochana was not the lone Jewish woman on the Indian screen... Documentarian Eric Molinsky, Professor Deborah Stein and 3rd i's own Anuj Vaidya bring us back to the era of Indian silent cinema when many of its leading ladies were Jewish, Parsi, Anglo-Indian and Australian (Remember Fearless Nadia!). Gain insight into a little known chapter of Bollywood and find out how these women became the "go-to girls" for leading female roles in the 1920s, 30s, and beyond. Learn how sound changed the filmi landscape, and how the vamp (Nadira, Helen) came to be a permanent fixture in the architecture of Bollywood films.

The presentation will include stills and clips from early films such as Indira, M.A. (1934) and The Magic of Baghdad (1936) amongst others. Erik Molinsky will also present his radio documentary about the Jewish presence in Bollywood at the event.

For more information on the program, please visit the website of the Jewish Community Center.

 

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3rd i Films is pleased to co-present at:

The 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF)
March 11-21, 2010

3rd i South Asian International Shorts 2010

Saturday, March 13th, Noon
Sundance Kabuki 6

Saturday, March 20th, 2:45pm
Camera Cinemas 9

A rich panoply of award-winning South Asian films from India to the US. Between generational and cultural conflicts, a young boy fighting for his freedom from slavery, and a comedy of errors involving drone war planes, these short films by these talented filmmakers will be sure to entertain and enthrall. Tickets for this program usually sell out early, so get your tickets today!!
TRT: 81 min

"Clap Clap" directed by Dipti Gogna

Above: Clap Clap

Films include:
Narmeen, Dipti Gogna, India , USA, 2008, 18 min
Clap Clap, Tanuj Chopra, USA, 2010, 9 min
Anjali, Maya Anand, USA, 2008, 15 min
Kavi, Gregg Helvey, India , USA, 2009, 19 min
A Day’s Work, Rajeev Dassani, USA, 2008, 17 min
Windows Vista: Predator Edition, Paul Kamuf, USA, 2009, 5 min

 

"Cooking With Stella" directed by Dilip Mehta

Above: Cooking With Stella

Cooking With Stella
Dilip Mehta
Canada, 2009, 103 mins, 35mm

Sunday, March 14th, 6:00pm
Landmark Clay Theatre

Sunday, March 21st, 4:30pm
Camera Cinemas 9

 

"Raspberry Magic" directed by Leena Pendarkar

Above: Raspberry Magic

Raspberry Magic
Leena Pendarkar
(USA, 2009, 82 mins, Video)

Friday, March 12th, 9:00pm
Landmark Clay Theatre

Friday, March 15th, 4:30pm
Sundance Kabuki 5

For more information or tickets please visit, http://festival.asianamericanmedia.org/2010

 

 

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