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September 2022

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.

Filmmakers Hena Ashraf,  Naman Gupta and Faroukh Virani in person!

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!

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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

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…

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…

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

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

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…

23 September 2022

FOUR SAMOSAS

7:15 pm

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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…

June 2022

02 June 2022

An Encore Special Talk by Robin Sukhadia

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fulbright scholar, musician/composer and 3rd i alum, Robin Sukhadia, will share the history of raga (melody) and tala (rhythm) on the subcontinent of India.

May 2022

29 May 2022

Alka Raghuram, a Filmmaker’s Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this interactive presentation, Alka Raghuram -- filmmaker and artist -- will share her works and works-in-progress, her creative process during Covid, and how she creates unique points of view that reflect the characters’ and the filmmaker’s worldview.

April 2022

07 April 2022

A special talk by Robin Sukhadia

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join arts professor Robin Sukhadia for special talk by Robin Sukhadia on the healing power of tabla, with a live sound meditation.

November 2021

14 November 2021

In Process With Nishtha Jain

8:00 pm
In this program, filmmaker Nishtha Jain shares her experiences and reflect on the nuances of storytelling in the documentary form. She will offer her insights as an outsider looking in at one of the most significant protests in recent Indian history that transpired in surprising ways.
13 November 2021

Writing With Fire

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women.
13 November 2021

White Riot

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Rubika Shah’s incendiary, inspiring and award winning documentary commemorates a vital national music protest movement from the 1970s, Rock Against Racism (RAR), which is as relevant today in our Trumpian era as it was back then.
13 November 2021

The Tenant

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Sushrut Jain returns to 3rd i this year (Beyond All Boundaries, 2013) with his “dramedy” The Tenant, starring Shamita Shetty in a story of an unlikely friendship.
13 November 2021

The Loyal Man

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
French-Sri Lankan director Lawrence Valin offers up a gripping coming-of-age crime romance by immersing us in the gritty Tamil underworld of iconic Paris, France.
13 November 2021

The Ants and The Grasshopper

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Raj Patel co-directs this intimate and empowering exploration of a major issue of our time — global climate chaos. The film takes us from a small rural village farm in Malawi, Africa, to our own urban village in Oakland, California.
13 November 2021

Pebbles

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
The arid, mountainous landscape of southeast India, Tamil Nadu, makes for a rewarding and sublime visual experience in the gorgeously shot Pebbles.
13 November 2021

Coast to Coast: From Mumbai to the Mission

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
3rd i’s signature shorts program brings California filmmakers into conversation with filmmakers from South Asia and the Diaspora.
13 November 2021

Americanish

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
A romantic comedy that highlights the stories of three young Pakistani-American women looking for love in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.
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