Abu (Father)

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Filmmaker in Person! Deeply moving and smart, Arshad Khan’s outstanding documentary Abu is a quintessential immigrant story that captures the tumultuous journey of his family's move to Canada, from Pakistan, in the early 90s.

Random Acts of Legacy

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Filmmaker via Skype! In this gorgeous, multi-layered documentary about immigration and integration, Ali Kazimi ("A Continuous Journey") brilliantly weaves a rich tapestry of history and memory.

Gurgaon

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Stylish and edgy, with a deep, dark twist, GURGAON is a neo-noir based on the true life story of a kidnapping gone awry, in the shiny outer reaches of the fast growing Delhi metropolis.

NARI: The Unsung Story of the Women from India’s First Family of Music

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Live multimedia performance! Accomplished musician and composer for film Gingger Shankar celebrates the life and work of her mother (Viji Shankar) and grandmother (Lakshmi Shankar) - renowned artists and close collaborators with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison (The Beatles).

An Insignificant Man

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Dubbed the "Bernie Sanders of India," Arvind Kejriwal shook up the status quo of the Indian political system in the last national election. This revolutionary shift in India's mainstream political establishment is exposed in this gripping documentary. Followed by panel discussion.

OM SHANTI OM

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Bollywood at the Castro!! Serving up a dazzling array of musical showstoppers and cameos by nearly every Bollywood star, "Om Shanti Om" is a blockbuster extravaganza for the ages. Director Farah Khan pulls out all the stops, and Shah Rukh Khan breaks out his disco moves in this star-studded tribute to the swinging 70's.

Shepherdess of the Glaciers

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Set amidst the stunning landscape of Ladakh, this mesmerizing doc is a tribute to the unbreakable bond between humans and animals, and captures a disappearing way of life that is deeply intertwined with nature.

NEWTON

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

This smart and engaging black comedy finds humor in the tenuous nature of democracy. Conscientious clerk, Newton, must keep devious military personnel and oddball bureaucrats in check during election day in the conflict-ridden “tribal” area of Chhattisgarh.

Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3)

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Filmmaker in Person! Filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen brings his razor-sharp critique and keen awareness of global politics to the conversation, as he probes Peter Custers, a Dutch journalist who traveled half-way across the world to participate in a left-wing uprising in Bangladesh. With short Abu Ammar is Coming.

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Filmmakers in Person! From light comedy to dark wit, this year's kaleidoscope of cinematic offerings engage the intimate, personal and the intellectual.

Bad, Brown, Bride: 3 Desi Series

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Bay Area Filmmakers in Person! Snappy, sexy, and seriously modern, these three shorts series turn stereotypes about desis on their heads, and offer modern portraits of young South Asians in America.

The Cinema Travellers

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

This intimate and poetic gem captures the miracle of cinema in its purest sense, and the timelessness of a tradition that has existed in India for decades - the traveling tent cinema.

The World of Goopi and Bagha (Goopi Gawaiya, Bagha Bajaiya)

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

An animated adaptation of one of Indian master Satyajit Ray's most beloved works, this colorful film follows the hilarious misadventures of Goopi and Bagha, two tuneless musicians banished from their villages for their cacophonous music.

Newton

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

This smart and engaging black comedy finds humor in the tenuous nature of democracy. Conscientious clerk, Newton, must keep devious military personnel and oddball bureaucrats in check during election day in the conflict-ridden “tribal” area of Chhattisgarh.

Dance Like A Man

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

One of the most successful plays on the Indian stage (by Mahesh Dattani) is adapted for the screen in this stellar cineplay, a dramatic comedy that captures the tension and jealousy between a rising Bharatanatyam dancer and her parents, both dancers themselves.

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