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November 2018

01 November 2018

Good Guy Bad Guy

7:15 pm
Deftly composed, smart, and socially-engaged, Indu Krishnan’s doc chronicles five years in the tumultuous life of Zakhir, a gentle soul who lives on the streets of Bangalore (India's Silicon Valley), with an ill-fitting murder charge to his name.
02 November 2018

Village Rockstars

7:30 pm
A magical coming-of-age tale that follows Dhunu and her frolicking band of friends, as they rock out to their styrofoam instruments and dream of becoming real musicians. "Village Rockstars" is India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019.
02 November 2018

Befikre (Carefree)

9:30 pm
Bollywood at the Castro!! Set in the picturesque city of love — Paris — this exuberant romantic comedy stars Bollywood’s hottest stars, Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, as two commitment-phobic friends who start a casual relationship.
03 November 2018

Demons in Paradise

1:00 pm
Jude Ratnam’s revealing documentary takes us back into Sri Lanka’s civil war, through his childhood memories and his family’s personal stories, to confront the history that haunts him.
03 November 2018

A Better Man

3:00 pm
Working with filmmaker Lawrence Jackson, Attiya Khan invites her ex-boyfriend Steve to examine her abusive relationship from 20 years ago, revealing how we can change the conversation on domestic abuse.
03 November 2018

Drawn Together + Shorts

5:30 pm
With a lively backdrop of superheroes and comic books, Harleen Singh’s "Drawn Together" examines issues of diversity, representation, and racism. With Rucha Chitnis’ "In the Land of My Ancestors" about Ohlone land rights, and "Macher Jhol," Abhishek Verma’s animated queer short.
03 November 2018

Ask the Sexpert

7:30 pm
Entertaining, insightful, and with a wry sense of humor, "Ask the Sexpert" is a feature-length documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai.
03 November 2018

Tumbbad

9:45 pm
A perfect post-Halloween treat, this gothic fantasy opened International Critics Week at this year's Venice Film Festival, with sumptuous cinematography and a Tim Burtonesque sensibility that transcends the light-horror genre.
04 November 2018

Azmaish: a Journey Through the Subcontinent

12:30 pm
Traveling across Pakistan and India, filmmaker Sabiha Sumar and actress Kalki Koechlin witness radically changing political landscapes, their encounters giving rise to a personal and poetic search to uncover the voices of the silent majority, particularly those of women. Followed by panel discussion.
04 November 2018

Up Down & Sideways

2:45 pm
Hypnotic rhythms and complex polyphonic music reverberate through the hills of Nagaland in this portrait of an indigenous community and their remarkable musical traditions, set in the alluring northeast of India.
04 November 2018

Sir

4:30 pm
This beautifully nuanced, sensual and insightful feature film, which premiered at Cannes this year, explores the forbidden attraction between a maid and her wealthy employer, whilst thwarting the expectations of a typical Indian love story.
04 November 2018

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

6:30 pm
Full of unexpected surprises and archival jewels from cinematic history, "Shalom Bollywood" reveals the forgotten history of early Indian cinema, when Jewish stars reigned supreme on the desi screen.
17 November 2018

A Suitable Girl

2:30 pm
"A Suitable Girl" follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Winner of the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director, at the Tribeca International Film Festival, 2017
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