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September 2017

22 September 2017

The New Talkies

8:00 pm
This evening of neo-benshi performances will consist of screening several film clips re-narrated live for the audience.
10 September 2017

“The Unknown Craftsman”

5:00 pm
Dutta’s magical new film follows an eighth-century architect across the lower Himalayas in search of a temple site.
08 September 2017

Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting
 at BAMPFA

4:00 pm
Three shorts studying the 18th-century Indian artist Nainsukh.
07 September 2017

The Seventh Walk at BAMPFA

7:00 pm
A film about contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh.
06 September 2017

“Nainsukh
” at BAMPFA

7:00 pm
Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins.
03 September 2017

“Even Red Can Be Sad
” at BAMPFA

5:00 pm
An intricately mosaicked portrait of nonagenarian artist Ram Kumar.
03 September 2017

3rd co-presents Amit Dutta’s Cinematic Museum at BAMPFA

5:00 pm
"Amit Dutta’s Cinematic Museum" is a series of films by the director/artist exploring the visual arts of India.

August 2017

26 August 2017

THE HATE MAN, STREET PHILOSOPHER: Free Outdoor Screening

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
The Hate Man, Street Philosopher is a quirky, entertaining and moving portrait of a Berkeley street philosopher. Free outdoor screening.

July 2017

24 July 2017

3rd i Co-Presents ‘’Little Stones’’ at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

2:15 pm
"Little Stones" profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women's movement through their art.

June 2017

18 June 2017

3rd i is proud to co-present three films at Frameline 41

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017
3rd i is proud to co-present three films at Frameline 41: "Abu," "IRL Unbound," and "Signature Move."
09 June 2017

3rd i Films co-presents at Queer Women of Color Film Festival

7:30 pm
3rd i co-presents at QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.

May 2017

06 May 2017

3rd i Co-presents “Celluloid Man” at BAMPFA

6:30 pm
3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.
06 May 2017

3rd i Co-presents “Kalpana” at BAMPFA

3:00 pm
3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.

April 2017

14 April 2017

3rd i co-presents Shah Rukh Khan in Person!!! at SFFilm Festival 2017

8:30 pm
A Conversation with Shah Rukh Khan and screening of his film "My Name is Khan."
09 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “The Cinema Travellers” at SFFilm Festival 2017

6:00 pm
A moving homage to the bygone era of celluloid, "The Cinema Travellers" captures the splendor of the moving image through India’s traveling movie caravans.
07 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

8:15 pm
A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.
06 April 2017

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

3:00 pm
A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.

March 2017

16 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “Brown Girls” at CAAMFest 2017

6:30 pm
"BROWN GIRLS" follows the lives of Leila, a South Asian writer in the midst of navigating and owning her queerness, and her friend Patricia, who struggles to find meaning financially, romantically and creatively.
11 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “Chee and T” at CAAMFest 2017

3:10 pm
Dynamic duo Chee and T have an adventure with a wild young relative in Silicon Valley.
09 March 2017

3rd i co-presents “The Tiger Hunter” at CAAMFest 2017

7:00 pm
3rd i co-presents three films at CAAMfest 35, celebrating Asian American film: "The Tiger Hunter," "Chee and T," and "Brown Girls."
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.

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.

November 2016

19 November 2016

Between the Lines

7:15 pm
9:15PM SCREENING ADDED!! Skype Q&A with Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara! Nandita Das, one of India’s finest actresses, writes and stars in this stellar feature. A high-profile lawyer couple end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial.
19 November 2016

Original Copy

5:45 pm
A charming portrait of one of the last hand-painters of colorful and dramatic Bollywood posters, "Original Copy" is an exemplary and insightful doc about the magic of cinema, and about the keepers of a disappearing artform in the face of India's changing film industry.
19 November 2016

Lala Begum

4:15 pm
Starring legendary Pakistani actress Marina Khan (Tanhaiyan), Mehreen Jabbar's evocative and endearing "Lala Begum" is a complex and impressive drama that delves into the ghosts of Pakistan’s past. Two estranged sisters come to terms with their haunting past: the loves they shared, the sacrifices they made, and their struggles with the colonial heritage that defines their lives.
19 November 2016

Korla

2:00 pm
Followed by panel discussion!! Korla Pandit was a spiritual seeker and a godfather of exotica music who charmed American housewives on television in the 1950s. What lay behind Korla’s metaphysical musings and his enigmatic Indian facade? And what of the "dark secret" that he took with him to his grave in 1998? Find out in this fascinating and exotic tour through Pandit’s dizzying life.
19 November 2016

Gaalibeeja (Wind Seed)

12:00 pm
A unique cinematic experience, "Gaalibeeja" is a meditation on cinema and modernity from an exciting new voice in Kannada cinema. While paying homage to the likes of Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Abbas Kiarostami, artist-turned-filmmaker Prasad blends social critique with exquisite cinematic form in his take on the "road movie."
13 November 2016

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

7:15 pm
Bay Area Filmmakers in Person!! From power to pleasure, courage to comedy, this year's kaleidoscope of cinematic offerings engage the sexual and the sensual: a young man gathers strength to approach his crush, while a young woman plots a shocking escape from marriage; Audrey Lorde's poetry and Justin Bieber's music become fodder for queer interventions; and SF's Sexy Circus ponders its future.
13 November 2016

Gardaab (Whirlpool)

4:45 pm
Harune Massey in Person!! With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, "Gardaab" is a taut and stylized thriller about two lovers caught in a web of family and gang warfare in the underbelly of Karachi. Harune Massey's restrained direction offers a compelling meditation on love, and on the fragility of human life, and points to an exciting new wave of Pakistani filmmakers on the horizon.
13 November 2016

United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part 1)

2:30 pm
Skype Q&A with Naeem Mohaiemen!! This striking and hypnotic documentary offers a fascinating interrogation of the legacy of radical left-wing movements. Using archival sound and surveillance video, Mohaiemen reconstructs the hijacking of an airplane at the hands of the Japanese Red Army in 1977, during which it was forced to land in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
13 November 2016

Aligarh

12:00 pm
Premiering to a standing ovation at the Busan Film Festival, "Aligarh" is one of the most vital films to come out of India in recent years. Based on the true story of Dr. Siras, a linguistics professor who faced suspension due to his sexual orientation, the film is a heartfelt demand for the right to love, and a poetic call to transcend identity.
12 November 2016

Parched

9:00 pm
3rd i's Saturday Night at the Castro!! "Parched" takes the riot of Bollywood and infuses it with an indie vision in this warm and incisive film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Leena Yadav examines the complex lived experiences of women in India through the strident lens of "sex in the village" and produces a film that is raucously full of girl power.
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!
12 November 2016

Khoya (Lost)

5:45 pm
Director Sami Khan and Actor Rupak Ginn in Person!! Featuring stunning cinematography, Sami Khan's outstanding feature Khoya is a nuanced thriller about the universal quest to find home and belonging. When Rog Moreau’s mother dies, the adoptive ties to his Canadian identity begin to feel tenuous, setting him off on a journey to India to unravel the mystery surrounding his adoption.
12 November 2016

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

3:30 pm
Director Shilpa Ranade and Musician Narayan Parasuram in Person!! Set in a world full of vibrant music and color, Shilpa Ranade’s magical film is an animated adaptation of one of Indian master Satyajit Ray's most beloved works, and premiered to great acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival. This timeless fable follows the hilarious misadventures of Goopi and Bagha, two tuneless musicians banished from their villages for their cacophonous music.
12 November 2016

Kaul (A Calling)

1:00 pm
Aadish Keluskar’s bold and innovative "Kaul" can only be described as a truly transformative cinematic experience. Deeply inspired by the films of Tarkovsky and Bela Tarr, and firmly rooted in a Marathi milieu, Keluskar delivers a uniquely visceral film that brings equal measure of the surreal and the sublime.
11 November 2016

One Crazy Thing

9:00 pm
Skype Q&A with Amit Gupta!! Set in London, Amit Gupta's witty script produces a romantic comedy that echoes the best of Woody Allen. Jay is a former daytime TV star whose life has hit rock bottom until he meets his dream girl. Hannah is bright, beautiful and hates modern life. There's just one problem. How does Jay tell Hannah about the leaked sex tape which made him an internet sensation?
11 November 2016

Original Copy

7:15 pm
A charming portrait of one of the last hand-painters of colorful and dramatic Bollywood posters, "Original Copy" is an exemplary and insightful doc about the magic of cinema, and about the keepers of a disappearing artform in the face of India's changing film industry. Preceded by Ashim Ahluwalia's short, "Events in a Cloud Chamber."
10 November 2016

Masaan (Fly Away Solo)

7:15 pm
Set along the picturesque Ganges river in Benaras, "Masaan" (an Anurag Kashyap production) weaves together two stories concerning the effect of narrow-minded tradition on the budding desires of youth.

October 2016

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.
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"

June 2016

24 June 2016
21 June 2016

May 2016

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
03 May 2016

Raise Money for 3rd i Through SVGives

All day
Donations Accepted Until 12 midnight on May 3!

April 2016

19 April 2016

3rd i Co-presents “Behemoth”

9:00 pm

Join us at Green Film Fest, April 14–20 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie and venues across the Bay. A week of new films and events that spotlight the world’s most urgent environmental issues and most innovative solutions. Tickets available at …

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.
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.
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.

March 2016

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 —

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