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March 2016

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.
06 March 2016

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

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

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.

November 2015

01 November 2015

Om Dar-B-Dar

7:15 pm
Digitally Restored Version! Set in a picturesque town in Rajasthan, Kamal Swaroop's cult classic chronicles the coming-of-age of Om, a young boy interested in magic and religion. Touted as "the great Indian LSD trip," the film premiered to rave reviews at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, and has since then achieved mythological status in India, influencing a whole generation of filmmakers.
01 November 2015

Jai Ho

5:15 pm
An unparalleled and exclusive look into one of the most iconic musicians of our time – A.R. Rahman. Renowned in the West for his Oscar-winning soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire and his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rahman is a household name in India. In this doc, he talks about his work and life experiences in unprecedented personal terms, and provides a glimpse into the spirituality that drives his genius.
01 November 2015

Petals in the Dust

2:45 pm
Followed by panel discussion with filmmaker Nyna Pais Caputi's empowering doc examines the condition of an endangered class of people in modern India – women. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women in India! This doc attempts to shed light on the enormous problems of gender violence by exploring its cultural origins, and by profiling the unimaginable stories of brave survivors.
01 November 2015

Voices of Partition

12:00 pm
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker, and panel discussion organized by 1947 Partition Archive The 1947 Partition stands as the largest human displacement in history: over 2 million people lost their lives, while 14 million were displaced. Infused with music and poetry, Mara Ahmed's A Thin Wall (India/Pakistan, 2015, 64 mins) is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation with lessons that remain urgently relevant even today.

October 2015

25 October 2015

[Brown Girl Stoner Film]

7:00 pm
Secret Screening Followed by Q&A with filmmaker & cast A smart and sassy comedy, featuring show-stopping performances by Pia Shah and Emily C. Chang, this project-in-development from Tanuj Chopra (director of Punching at the Sun, and shorts Pia and Clap, Clap) is a 'high'-light of the festival. This 'secret' work-in-progress screening will be followed by a talkback with the talent. We'll bring the director, the actresses, and the editor - you bring Mary Jane.
25 October 2015

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

5:00 pm
Followed by Q&A with Bay Area filmmakers From the streets of San Francisco to a Parsee home in Bombay, from gorgeously animated watercolors to hip-hop music video, from queer comedy to social documentary, this year's outstanding set of shorts offer us profiles of culture, celebration, courage and change!
25 October 2015

Silence in the Courts

3:00 pm
Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage's (With You, Without You, SFISAFF 2013) thought-provoking film is a carefully crafted indictment of institutionalized forms of power that follows the story of two women who seek justice for being sexually abused by a Judge. An excellent analysis of how patriarchy and power work together to infect the courts, the media and the lives of Sri Lanka's most disenfranchised citizens.
25 October 2015

Labor of Love (Asha Jaoar Majhe)

1:00 pm
Lyrical and intimate, this unique cinematic experience delves into the lives of an ordinary couple whose competing work schedules keep them apart. Sengupta's arresting visuals build into a beautiful, dreamlike crescendo, while the resonant soundscape and retro score fill the silences with deep emotional textures. An ode to so many labors of love, including that of cinema, this film is a must-see for cinephiles.
24 October 2015

PK

9:00 pm
Join us for Bollywood at the Castro - one of the most popular events at the festival! This year's inter-stellar offering takes Bollywood exuberance in a whole new direction apt for the 21st century. Superstar Aamir Khan shines as the titular PK, an inquisitive space alien who lands on Earth and shakes up society, in director Rajkumar Hirani’s (3 idiots) subversive comedy.
24 October 2015

3rd i’s Castro Reception

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine following the screening of the film Tigers, and meet festival guests up close and personal! Enjoy food and drinks, and let the DJ get your feet wet for our Bollywood at the Castro screening of PK.
24 October 2015

Tigers

6:30 pm
Followed by Q&A with Syed Raza Aamir Hussain and Shaftaq Batool Raza, the real-life heroes behind the story A gripping feature film based on the true story of a young Pakistani salesman who challenges the system when he discovers the devastating effects of the infant formula he is selling. Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi (The Dirty Picture) and National Award-winning actress Geetanjali Thapa (Liar's Dice) bring pathos, nuance and passion to their roles, in the hands of Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic (No Man's Land).
24 October 2015

The Crow’s Egg (Kaaka Muttai)

4:15 pm
A delightful and heart-warming dramatic comedy that paints a vivid portrait of urban street kids, with hope and initiative. In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza. While reminiscent of Slumdog Millionaire, this film finds a way to shift the lens to an exuberantly Indian perspective.
24 October 2015

Haider (Hamlet)

1:00 pm
Introduced by Prof. Gitanjali Shahani, English Dept., SFSU Vishal Bharadwaj's acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare – Haider – brings the passion of Hamlet to life by masterfully fusing Bollywood scale and spectacle with indie sensibilities. Basharat Peer's brilliant script transposes the Shakespearean classic to the conflict in Kashmir. With stand-out performances by Shahid Kapoor (Jab We Met, Dil Bole Hadippa), Tabu (Life of Pi, The Namesake), and Irrfan Khan (The Lunchbox, Slumdog Millionaire).
23 October 2015

Dheepan

9:15 pm
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival's highest honor, the Palme D'Or, Jacques Audiard's (A Prophet) latest film is an immensely powerful work that celebrates the human spirit. A former soldier, a young woman, and a little girl, pose as a family so they can immigrate into France. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris – but it turns out that they've just left one conflict zone for another.
23 October 2015

Me, My Mom, and Sharmila

7:15 pm
Live Performance! Followed by Q&A with Fawzia Mirza Told through the lens of two women’s shared love for glamorous Bollywood film star Sharmila Tagore, Me, My Mom, and Sharmila is a hilarious and heartbreaking coming-of-age story peppered with personal anecdotes, pop culture and more! Writer-performer Fawzia Mirza's dynamic piece chronicles her struggle to connect with her mother as she grapples with her own emerging identity as a queer woman of color.
22 October 2015

Jai Ho

7:15 pm
Followed by Skype Q&A with filmmaker An unparalleled and exclusive look into one of the most iconic musicians of our time – A.R.Rahman. Renowned in the West for his Oscar-winning soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire and his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rahman is a household name in India. In this doc, he talks about his work and life experiences in unprecedented personal terms, and provides a glimpse into the spirituality that drives his genius.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

July 2015

11 July 2015

Queer Mythologies: A Multi-Media Presentation

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.
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.

June 2015

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.
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.

May 2015

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
27 May 2015

Meet Nigel Barker

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

April 2015

21 April 2015

3rd i Films presents a sampling of shorts

3:00 pm
A sampling of award-winning short films from India that examine social issues.
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.

March 2015

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 March 2015

Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

2:30 pm
Director Ravi Kumar brings together notable actors from both Hollywood and Indian cinema to tell the poignant story of the immense pesticide plant gas leak in 1984.

February 2015

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
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

November 2014

15 November 2014

Liar’s Dice

8:30 pm
Bay Area 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.
15 November 2014

The Auction House

6:30 pm
Bay Area Premier
A nuanced tale of everyday India and two brothers that struggle to save their family business and a piece of the country’s heritage.
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.
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

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.
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