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November 2014
06 November 2014

Meet the Patels

7:15 pm
San Francisco Premier
Ravi Patel in Person!
This incredibly funny documentary follows a young man looking for love--and fed up enough to ask his parents to help him find it! Sold Out: Online and At-the-door. There will NOT be a Rush Line at this screening.
07 November 2014

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

7:15 pm
US & Bay Area Premiers
Filmmakers, Cast and Crew in Person
This year's selection of shorts -- local, national and international -- employ both drama and comedy to great effect in examining social issues and conflict. Featuring shorts with Omi Vaidya and Wilbur Sargunaraj.
07 November 2014

Titli

9:15 pm
Bay Area Premier
Filmmaker Kanu Behl in Person!
Perhaps one of the most thrilling films to come out of India this year, Titli is also a family drama—the youngest of a brotherhood of violent carjackers makes the desperate attempt to break away from his dysfunctional family.
08 November 2014

Fandry

1:00 pm
San Francisco Premier
Followed by panel discussion
An exceptional and riveting directorial debut, using the great dramatic tradition of forbidden love between lower-caste and upper-caste teenagers to create a powerful multidimensional narrative that’s anything but clichéd.
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

3rd i’s Castro Reception

8:00 pm

Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine following the screening of the film Dukhtar. Meet all the festival filmmakers up close and personal! Enjoy food and drinks, get your photograph taken with our celebrity guests and …

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

3rd i’s 12th annual film festival – Palo Alto edition

All day
3rd i's SFISAFF comes to Palo Alto on Nov. 15, 2014
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.
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

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.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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

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).
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