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June 2013
01 June 2013

3rd i Films co-presents at the SF Green Film Festival

6:30 pm
"Powerless" asks, "would you risk your life to flip a switch?" In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm's way to deliver electrical power is all too common. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words "power struggle."
08 June 2013

3rd i presents “Bollywood Divas”

7:00 pm
An evening of satire, comedy and drop-down drag Bollywood 'ishtyle', featuring Kareem Khubhchandani's LESSONS IN DRAG, and Anuj Vaidya's BAD GIRL WITH A HEART OF GOLD. Presented in collaboration with the APICC's United States of Asian America Festival and QCC's National Queer Arts Festival.
15 June 2013

3rd i is pleased to support the SF Ethnic Dance Festival

8:00 pm

When: Saturday, June 15th, 8pm
Where: Lam Research Theater
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

 

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21 June 2013

3rd i is honored to co-present at Frameline37

9:30 pm
3rd i is honored to co-present CHUPPAN CHUPAI / I AM GAY AND MUSLIM at Frameline37, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
July 2013
03 July 2013

3rd i is pleased to co-present “The Ode”

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Screening of "The Ode," based on the novel Ode to Lata by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, starring Sachin Bhatt (Bombay Dreams), Wilson Cruz and Sakina Jaffrey.
26 July 2013

3rd i Co-presents at Laborfest

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3rd iFilms co-presents at Laborfest, the FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival: The Machinist (Directed by Hannan Majid & Richard York) and Bhopali (Directed by Van Maximilian Carlson).
August 2013
18 August 2013

3rd i co-presents at CAAM Festival in San Jose

5:00 pm
"Let's Be Out, the Sun is Shining" is about a mismatched couple in a world of actors/musicians/artists who live potentially displaced in Bushwick, a Latino immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
30 August 2013

Deewaar: Bollywood Under the Stars

9:00 pm
Join 3rd i Films and ICC, Milpitas for an outdoor screening of Yash Chopra's classic Deewaar. The story of two brothers, one a criminal (Amitabh Bachchan) and the other a police officer (Shashi Kapoor), who come head-to-head in a quintessential Bollywood style face off between good and bad.
November 2013
06 November 2013

The Revolutionary Optimists

7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Filmmakers in person! Emmy-nominated Bay Area filmmakers Monsen-Grainger and Newnham capture the inspiring stories of young South Asians as trail-blazing agents of change. The doc follows Amlan Ganguly as he mentors three children towards transforming lives in the slums of Calcutta. With short: Bhiwani Junction
07 November 2013

Mohammed to Maya

7:15 pm
Filmmakers in Person! Journey across the gender lines with these two intimate docs that offer engaging accounts of the challenges and joys of the transformative process. The feature presentation follows one year in the life of Maya (formerly Mohammed), a Tamil Muslim, as she journeys to Singapore to have sexual reassignment surgery. With short: Performing Girl
07 November 2013

These Birds Walk

9:30 pm
A stellar piece of cinema verite, this lyrical portrait of youth and street-life in Karachi is imbued with the resilience of its subjects! Seen through the eyes of an ambulance driver and a runaway boy, the film is an ode to childhood and has been rightfully compared to Truffaut's The 400 Blows. Produced by the Sundance Film Institute, this is one film that should not be missed!
08 November 2013

Peddlers

7:15 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Representative of the new wave spawned by indie-guru Anurag Kashyap, this stylish thriller set in Mumbai had an explosive debut at Cannes' Critics Week. The film tells the tale of two young drifters, caught in Mumbai’s seedy narcotics world, who are stalked by a rookie cop. Bala's vision conjures up an unforgettably powerful and dramatic finale.
08 November 2013

Simple Superstar

9:50 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Wilbur Sargunaraj, India’s first YouTube star, makes his feature debut! Witness the creative genius of this "champion for the common man," as he takes on bullies in the street, counsels young lovers, and sings about the mouth-watering "Chicken 65!" Part autobiography, part road trip, and part instructional video, this wacky musical will have you laughing and cheering for the simple man from Southern India.
09 November 2013

Beyond All Boundaries

1:00 pm
Filmmaker in Person! For Prithvi, Sudhir, and Akshaya, cricket is a religion. Both entertaining and enlightening, this doc follows the story of these three characters: a fan(atic) who bikes across India from game to game, a boy wonder who hopes to be the next Sachin Tendulkar, and a young girl who sees cricket as a way out of poverty.
09 November 2013

Gulabi Gang

3:30 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Nishtha Jain (City of Photos, Lakshmi and Me) returns to the Bay Area with this thriller disguised as a documentary! In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang who empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
09 November 2013

Good Morning Karachi

6:30 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Sumar, best known for her astonishing feature Silent Waters, makes a triumphant return with this uplifting tale. Chance and willfulness propel Rafina's rise as a fashion model in the city of Karachi. In Sumar's deft hands, her story becomes the story of today's Pakistan, trying to reconcile the demands of tradition and the aspirations of modernity.
09 November 2013

3rd i’s Castro Reception with the Filmmakers

8:15 pm

Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine where you’ll get to meet all the festival filmmakers up close and personal! Enjoy food and drinks, get your photograph taken with our celebrity guests and let the DJ get …

09 November 2013

Shuddh Desi Romance

9:15 pm
Bollywood at the Castro! A remarkably fresh comedy, with lots of sizzle and eye candy to boot! Two professional wedding guests, with commitment issues, find themselves in a modern desi love triangle that's anything but conventional. Parineeti Chopra is vivacious, Rishi Kapoor is a delight, and the city of Jaipur sets a gorgeous backdrop for the film. Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2013.
10 November 2013

Celluloid Man

12:00 pm
A celebration of 100 Years of Indian Cinema, and a must-see for cinephiles and Indian history enthusiasts! Featuring interviews with the veritable who's who of the Indian film industry, Dungarpur creates a compelling portrait of P.K. Nair -- the founder of the National Film Archive of India and a man with a passion for celluloid.
10 November 2013

With You, Without You (Oba Nathuwa, Oba Ekka)

3:15 pm
Filmmaker in Person! When lonely pawnbroker Sarathsiri meets the enigmatic Selvi, he thinks he has finally found a way to escape his past. But a chance visit from an old friend forces the two lovers, from opposite sides of the civil war, to confront their histories and demons. With a tight script, wonderfully nuanced plot and haunting cinematography, this is Sri Lankan independent cinema at its best.
10 November 2013

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

5:30 pm
Filmmakers in Person! From the forests of Ecuador and the seas of South Asia to a cafe in Cairo and a Sikh barber shop in California, this year’s selection of shorts spans vast distances – both literally and metaphorically – with films that examine both the natural and the cultural, by filmmakers both local and global.
10 November 2013

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

7:30 pm
Filmmaker in Person! A penetrating look at the life of author Alice Walker, who became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple in 1983. Featuring intimate interviews with Walker, the doc focuses on Walker’s inspirational upbringing during years of violent social changes, and her political and social activism.
16 November 2013

Without Shepherds

12:00 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Featuring cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and model Vaneeza, this visually impressive and insightful doc follows six people as they navigate the turbulent waters of Pakistan’s current crisis. With Short: From Melody Queen to Muslim Madonna
16 November 2013

Beyond All Boundaries

2:30 pm
For Prithvi, Sudhir, and Akshaya, cricket is a religion. Both entertaining and enlightening, this doc follows the story of these three characters -- a fan(atic) who bikes across India from game to game, a boy wonder who hopes to be the next Sachin Tendulkar, and a young girl who sees cricket as a way out of poverty. Best Doc, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
16 November 2013

Gulabi Gang

5:00 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Nishtha Jain (City of Photos, Lakshmi and Me) returns to the Bay Area with this thriller disguised as a documentary! In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang who empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
16 November 2013

Ship of Theseus

7:45 pm
A blind photographer regains her vision, a devout monk fights for animal rights, and a stockbroker stumbles upon an illegal organ trade in this astonishing feature debut that was shortlisted by members of the Critics Circle, UK as one of 15 “films that changed their life.”
January 2014
17 January 2014

“The Brilliance of Satyajit Ray”

7:30 pm
3rd i South Asian Films Co-Presents "The Brilliance of Satyajit Ray."
19 January 2014

3rd i is proud to support “Berlin and Beyond”

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
3rd i and "Berlin and Beyond"
March 2014
14 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Farah Goes Bang” at Pacific Film Archive

7:00 pm
Meera Menon’s directorial debut, "Farah Goes Bang," artfully captures a generation’s mixture of hope and youthful disillusionment.
15 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Brahmin Bulls”

7:00 pm
A remarkably assured debut feature film from director Mahesh Pailoor explores a contentious father and son relationship.
16 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Farah Goes Bang” at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

2:20 pm
Meera Menon’s directorial debut, "Farah Goes Bang," artfully captures a generation’s mixture of hope and youthful disillusionment.
16 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Siddharth” at CAAMFest

2:30 pm
A moving and tangled journey to find a missing child is filmed with a neorealist touch that transforms it into a genuine human portrait.
18 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Jadoo” at the Sundance Kabuki

9:20 pm
Written for laughter and tears, Jadoo delves into the dilemmas of misunderstood intentions, regardless of religion or ethnicity.
21 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Ship Of Theseus”

7:00 pm
Three stories collide and converge into a soulful finale that reveals our wondrous interconnectedness in the journey of life.
21 March 2014

3rd i co-presents “Jadoo” at Pacific Film Archive

8:45 pm
Written for laughter and tears, Jadoo delves into the dilemmas of misunderstood intentions, regardless of religion or ethnicity.
31 March 2014

3rd i presents “I for India”

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Forty years of home movies tell the story of an immigrant and his family back home.
April 2014
11 April 2014

3rd i co-presents Karsh Kale: Classical Science Fiction

8:00 pm
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale breaks down the traditional constructs of Indian classical music in his "Classical Science Fiction." Apr 11, Nourse Theatre, San Francisco
26 April 2014

3rd i co-presents “The Seventh Walk”

1:45 pm
Deftly blending sound, image and text, this subtly hypnotic film meditates upon the figure of Paramjit Singh commingled with surreal tableaux inspired by his paintings.
27 April 2014

3rd i Co-Presents FOLK LOK, a new multimedia performance by Mandeep Sethi and sponsored by AIF (American India Foundation)

1:00 pm
This intergenerational, cross-cultural piece will examine and detail the human expressions of Folk Culture and Hip-Hop through film and music.
May 2014
04 May 2014

3rd i Films presents “Beyond All Boundaries”

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Award-winning doc that chronicles three characters' struggle to celebrate this beloved sport against overwhelming odds in life.
28 May 2014

3rd i’s Green Eye presents “Pad Yatra, A Green Odyssey” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
700 people trek across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet's "3rd Pole."
28 May 2014

3rd i and Macy’s Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Miss America!

6:00 pm
3rd i celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with our sponsor Macy’s. Please join us for free cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres and meet Miss America -- Nina Davuluri.
June 2014
01 June 2014

3rd i Co-presents at the SF Green Film Festival

7:45 pm
Diverse global stories that show our relationship with water. In stunning 5K ultra high-def!
21 June 2014

3rd i Co-presents “Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen” at Frameline38

11:00 am
A documentary detailing the advocacy work of LGBT support groups in India.
25 June 2014

3rd i Collaborates with Asia Society in ”Seeing Asia”

5:00 pm
Join ASNC's Young Professionals Group (YPG) for an exploration of the ways in which film and media shape our understanding of Asia and Asian culture, both in the U.S. and globally.
July 2014
27 July 2014

“Ship of Theseus” screening: a benefit for the MOHAN Foundation

2:00 pm
Indie Meme & bLifeNY present the highly acclaimed film Ship of Theseus, a benefit for the MOHAN Foundation.
31 July 2014

3rd i and AIF present “The Revolutionary Optimists”

7:30 pm
3rd i Collaborates with The America India Foundation, (AIF) Young Professionals, to present "The Revolutionary Optimists."
September 2014
27 September 2014

Yatra: Masters of Kathak and Flamenco

8:00 pm
Chitresh Das Dance Company in partnership with 3rd i present the World Premiere of Yatra: Masters of Kathak & Flamenco, a Pandit Chitresh Das and Antonio Hidalgo Paz performance with media designed by 3rd i's Alka Raghuram and Kathleen Dargis.
28 September 2014

Yatra: Masters of Kathak and Flamenco

2:00 pm
Chitresh Das Dance Company in partnership with 3rd i present the World Premiere of Yatra: Masters of Kathak & Flamenco, a Pandit Chitresh Das and Antonio Hidalgo Paz performance with media designed by 3rd i's Alka Raghuram and Kathleen Dargis.
October 2014
09 October 2014

3rd i Co-Presents at the Mill Valley Film Festival

6:00 pm
3rd i co-presents "1000 Rupee Note," a humanistic morality tale about a village in India's Maharashtra state struggling to maintain its gentle rhythms and traditions in the face of endemic corruption.
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