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September 2022

23 September 2022

FOUR SAMOSAS

7:15 pm

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See only at the Roxie Theater, not available online.

Filmmaker/actor Ravi Kapoor and actor Venk Potula in person for Q&A!!

California Premiere

Written and directed by Ravi Kapoor (Miss India America), this fun romantic comedy affectionately incorporates Indian cultural ideals into an American heist movie genre, creating a mixture or “masala” reviewed as the most unique film to come out of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.  Read more…

24 September 2022

Adieu Godard

1:00 pm

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See only at the Castro Theatre, not available online.

In this wry, arthouse dark comedy,  director Amartya Bhattacharyya pays homage to and draws inspiration from his favorite filmmaker, the legendary auteur Jean-Luc Godard and his early 1960s French New wave films. Read more…

24 September 2022

SHANKAR’S FAIRIES

3:00 pm

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See only at the Castro Theatre, not available online.

Filled with wonder and imagination, Irfana Majumdar’s nostalgic and insightful period piece portrays a privileged family in Lucknow, India in the 1960s. Read more…

24 September 2022

MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music

5:00 pm

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See only at the Castro Theatre, not available online.

Filmmaker Vivek Bald in person for Q&A!

In a thrilling mix of live music performances, candid interviews and rare archival footage,  director Vivek Bald charts the meteoric rise of South Asian music in 1990’s Britain and the decades of cultural cross-pollination and political struggle that led up to that historic moment. The documentary features some of the greatest innovators and legendary artists in the South Asian British music scene of the 90s:  Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh, State of Bengal, Fun-Da-Mental, Anjali, DJ Ritu, Joi, Black Star Liner and many others. Read more…

24 September 2022

DIL BOLE HADIPPA

7:30 pm

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See only at the Castro Theatre, not available online.

Get your Bollywood groove on with 3rd i’s Bollywood at the Castro! Enjoy a blockbuster classic with exuberance and camp on the BIG SCREEN – one of the most fun and popular events at the festival!  Read more…

25 September 2022

IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM

1:00 pm

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See only at the Roxie Theater, not available online.

Filmmakers Vivek Bald and Alaudin Ullah in person for Q&A!

In Search of Bengali Harlem is a transformative journey for Alaudin Ullah, and for our understanding of the complex histories of South Asian Americans. Read more…

25 September 2022

ANIMAL

3:15 pm

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See only at the Roxie Theater; not available online.

Cyril Dion’s insightful and transformative documentary takes a fresh look at the world’s ecological crises of climate change and the sixth mass extinction of wildlife, through the eyes of two 16-year-old environmental activists, Vipulan Puvaneswaran and Bella Lack. Read more…

25 September 2022

COAST TO COAST: MUMBAI TO THE MISSION

5:30 pm

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See only at the Roxie Theater, not available online.

3rd i’s signature shorts program brings filmmakers into conversation together from South Asia to California and throughout the Diaspora. With short-form documentaries to dramatic narratives and genres ranging from comedy to animation, this year’s edition tackles stories of relationships, identity, LGBTQ+ and social justice.  Be warned, there’s a fair amount of humor! Read more…

October 2022

06 October 2022

Online Program: “Retro Short Films”

All day
3rd i's Festival online program this year is “Retro Shorts.”  A link to watch will be available here on October 6; no registration is required.
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