3rd  I presents -- Queer Bollywood

Queer Bollywood: Alternative Sexualities in Popular Indian Cinema

Sunday June 10th - 2PM
Location: 992 Valencia Street, (cross steet is 21st) San Francisco, CA94110
Price: $8 - $10 sliding scale (pay at the door )
Details: www.thirdi.org

Continuing it's Bollywood 101 series of film discussions and clips, and
celebrating Pride month, 3rd i Presents -- Queer Bollywood: Alternative
Sexualities in Popular Indian Cinema

A Clip Show and Lecture Presentation by Gayatri Gopinath and Sandip

What does queerness look like on the Bollywood screen? How has
Bollywood – the biggest film industry in the world -- traditionally
encoded same-sex desire? How have these codes changed in the last
decade, with the emergence of a more visible queer presence in South
Asia? Join academic Gayatri Gopinath and journalist Sandip Roy in a
discussion of how popular Indian cinema has historically provided queer
audiences rich material for imagining queer lives, desires and
pleasures, both in South Asia and in the diaspora. We will explore the
ways in which recent shifts in sexual and gender norms in South Asia
have both opened up and shut down queer possibilities on the Bollywood


3rd i Co-presents: Pratibha Parmar's , NINA’S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS in
Frameline31 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival


Thursday June 21 | 7:00 pm | Castro
$9 members | $10 general | NINA21C

Calling all foodies! “Iron Chef” meets lesbian love in this romantic
comedy from documentary filmmaker and 1993 Frameline Award recipient
Pratibha Parmar (director of past Festival favorites Khush and Jodie:
An Icon) in her first narrative feature film. Closeted Nina returns
home to Glasgow for her father’s funeral only to discover that her
family’s Indian restaurant is in jeopardy. Despite a resentful brother,
grieving mother and a younger sister more interested in Scottish
dancing than cooking, Nina is determined to save the family business.
What better way than by winning the curry cook-off sponsored by the
local Indian television station?

Luckily for Nina, she’s convinced her old schoolmate Lisa to help her
in her scheme. The two eye each other at the local club, but it’s in
the kitchen, grinding spices and chopping chilis, that things really
heat up. As the contest approaches, Nina’s entire Scottish-Indian clan
rallies behind her, along with her best friend Mohan, who’s preparing
for a Bollywood dance competition of his own. But will Nina tell her
family that Lisa’s been helping with more than just the cooking? Or
will her reluctance to follow her heart sabotage Nina’s quest for curry

With musical numbers, benign ghosts and two leading ladies who are easy
on the eyes, Nina’s Heavenly Delights is sure to delight anyone who
likes their romance with a side of family reconciliation.

Nina’s Heavenly Delights dir Pratibha Parmar 2006 UK 94 min 35mm

June 14-24, 2007 www.frameline.org/festival




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