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November 2014
08 November 2014

UPAJ: Improvise

4:00 pm
San Francisco Premier
Followed by a live performance by the artists on the occasion of Pt. Chitresh Das' 70th Birthday!
An unlikely friendship develops between the master of precision, Indian kathak dancer Chitresh Das, and freestyler Jason Samuels Smith, African American tap dancer in this magical collaboration captured on film.
08 November 2014

Dukhtar

6:00 pm
West Coast Premier
Afia Nathaniel in Person!
The starkly beautiful and forbidding mountains of Pakistan provide the setting for this edge-of-your-seat thriller from Afia Nathaniel. Pakistan’s Official Entry to the Oscars. Followed by Castro Reception with the Filmmakers.
08 November 2014

Bollywood at the Castro with “Queen”!!

9:00 pm
3rd i's Bollywood at the Castro is one of the most popular events at the festival! Intensely local, gloriously global and unexpectedly moving, Queen takes Bollywood in a new direction.
09 November 2014

Mughal-e-Azam: Ruminations on a Classic Spectacle

1:00 pm
With Special Guest Manoj Shailendra, Bollywood expert and son of famed Bollywood lyricist Shailendra!
Robin Sukhadia returns to 3rd i for a close study of this 1960 blockbuster which is remembered for Naushad's timeless music, and for bringing color to Indian cinemagoers.
09 November 2014

Liar’s Dice

3:00 pm
San Francisco Premier
In this stunning and riveting road drama, a young mother searching for her missing husband follows an enigmatic guide through the visually stunning backdrop of the rural Himalayas.
09 November 2014

Psychedelic Cinema: Radhe, Radhe + Shorts

5:30 pm
West Coast & Bay Area Premiers
Prashant Bhargava in Person!
An explosion of color and sound on the silver screen captures the essence of this program of shorts, with Radhe, Radhe which features a new score by acclaimed Jazz musician Vijay Iyer.
09 November 2014

Stand Up Planet

7:30 pm
On a mission to showcase some of the funniest international comics, comedian Hasan Minhaj (who was recently signed on to the Daily Show) tests how far they can push comedy that deals with some of the toughest global poverty, gender, and race issues of our time.
15 November 2014

Nirnay

12:00 pm
US Premier
An intimate, thought-provoking documentary that courageously turns the camera on the filmmaker's own failed cross-caste love affair to examine why the dreams and aspirations of so many women in middle-class India never take flight.
15 November 2014

Amma und Appa

1:30 pm
US Premier
This German girl and Indian boy enjoyed a blissful, secret love for years, but now it’s time to get married and meet the parents!
15 November 2014

Zinda Bhaag

3:30 pm
Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi in Person!
Three young men from Lahore navigate the often terrifying world of illegal immigration. This musical was Pakistan's Official Entry to the Oscars in 2013, and features the talents of thespian Naseeruddin Shah.
February 2015
01 February 2015

3rd i Co-presents at Berlin & Beyond

6:00 pm
3rd i Films co-presents the third film in Marcus H. Rosenmüller's celebrated "Best" Trilogy, "Best Chance," at the 2015 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
03 February 2015

3rd i Co-presents at Berlin & Beyond

7:00 pm
3rd i Films co-presents the third film in Marcus H. Rosenmüller's celebrated "Best" Trilogy, "Best Chance," at the 2015 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
March 2015
14 March 2015

Miss India America

9:20 pm
Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
15 March 2015

Tough Love

4:30 pm
Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal’s documentary follows two parents as they navigate the American child welfare system to reunite their families.
15 March 2015

Margarita, With a Straw

7:00 pm
Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
17 March 2015

Tough Love

8:50 pm
Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal’s documentary follows two parents as they navigate the American child welfare system to reunite their families.
18 March 2015

Miss India America

6:45 pm
Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
22 March 2015

Miss India America

5:00 pm
Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
April 2015
16 April 2015

3rd i Films is Proud to Co-present “The Human Experiment”

7:00 pm
"The Human Experiment" lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us.
May 2015
01 May 2015

3rd i Films co-presents Kala Ramnath at CIIS

8:00 pm
Kala Ramnath brings her unique "Singing Violin" sound to CIIS public programs.
03 May 2015

3rd i Films Co-presents “Court” at SFIFF

4:00 pm
3rd i Films co-presents "Court" at the SF International Film Festival, an exporation of the Indian justice system.
06 May 2015

3rd i Films Co-presents a Study of “Lagaan”

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
3rd i Films and The Center for South Asia at Stanford University present a multi-media lecture focused on Bollywood epic "Lagaan," by Fulbright Scholar and tabla artist Robin Sukhadia.
06 May 2015

3rd i Films Co-presents “Court” at SFIFF

4:30 pm
3rd i Films co-presents "Court" at the SF International Film Festival, an exporation of the Indian justice system.
27 May 2015

Meet Nigel Barker

6:00 pm
Meet fashion photographer Nigel Barker at Macy's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
31 May 2015

3rd i Films Co-presents at the SF Green Film Fest

6:30 pm
My Name is Salt is a lyrical and poetic film showing what it takes to make the whitest salt in the world. SF premiere, 5/31
June 2015
23 June 2015

Margarita, With a Straw

9:30 pm
Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
27 June 2015

Margarita, With a Straw

6:30 pm
Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
July 2015
02 July 2015

New Video Art from India

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
3rd i Films presents 'Other Species, Other Times' - a program of new video art from India featuring works by Ranbir Kaleka, Sonia Khurana, Nikhil Chopra/Munir Kabani, Neha Choksi, Tejal Shah, Sahej Rahal, and Shambavi Kaul.
11 July 2015

Queer Mythologies: A Multi-Media Presentation

ATA
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This multi-media presentation by Anuj Vaidya takes you on a journey through contemporary queer artistic production in India, especially works interested in forging connections with the non-human.
September 2015
29 September 2015

Screening: “Upaj: Improvise”

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A documentary which captures the magic of the innovative collaboration between Pt. Chitresh Das, Indian master kathak dancer, and Jason Samuels Smith, an African American tap dancer.
October 2015
10 October 2015

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

5:45 pm
3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
11 October 2015

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

7:45 pm
3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
12 October 2015

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

5:30 pm
3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
22 October 2015

San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2015

Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
3rd i’s 13th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival starts Oct 22, 2015.
February 2016
20 February 2016

3rd i Co presents: “The Journey Within” at the SF Indie Fest

4:30 pm
Faced with the challenges of war and conflict, several musicians in post-9/11 Pakistan go on a musical quest.
March 2016
06 March 2016

3rd i Films presents: Rajnikanth and the Cult of the Superstar

ATA
1:00 pm
This talk explores the political and social history of fandom in South India, and specifically that of Rajinikanth.
09 March 2016

3rd i Co-presents: Petals in the Dust

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a screening of Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls, an examination of danger facing women in India.
11 March 2016

3rd i Co-Presents at CAAMFest

7:30 pm

3rd i Films co-presents three films at this year’s CAAMFest, playing March 11, 13, 19 & 20, 2016. See details below.

GOOD OL’ BOY (pictured at top)

Dir: FRANK LOTITO 

It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar’s American dreams —

April 2016
08 April 2016

3rd i Co-presents at SFIFF 59: “Thithi”

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In a small South Indian village in Karnataka, a cantankerous centenarian suddenly dies—setting the stage for a capricious comedy of errors among three generations of dissimilar sons.
17 April 2016

3rd i Films presents a work-in-progress screening

3:00 pm
"Burqa Boxers" documents the story of three young women learning boxing in a culture that demands refinement and submission.
17 April 2016

3rd i Co-presents “I am Chut Wutty”

6:00 pm
In one of the last remaining wildernesses in South East Asia, Cambodian community activists struggle to defend their forests.
May 2016
03 May 2016

Raise Money for 3rd i Through SVGives

All day
Donations Accepted Until 12 midnight on May 3!
26 May 2016

3rd i Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Macy’s

6:00 pm
Join 3rd i at Macy's on May 26th to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
June 2016
21 June 2016
24 June 2016
October 2016
22 October 2016

3rd i Co-presents at UNAFF 2016

All day
3rd i co-presents two docs at UNAFF 2016: "Petals in the Dust" and "The Learning Alliance"
22 October 2016

The Golden Sita

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
G. Aravindan's 1977 film adaptation of an episode from the Ramayana. We present this little-seen gem in its recently digitally restored glory, thanks to the National Film Archive of India.
November 2016
12 November 2016

3rd i’s Castro Reception

8:00 pm
Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine, with desserts and drinks, and meet all the festival filmmakers up close and personal!
February 2017
23 February 2017

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
March 2017
07 March 2017

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
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