3rd i Presents “The Escapists”

ATA 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

3rd i Presents The Escapists, directed by Saprina Panday—a work-in-progress discussion with emerging film maker Saprina Panday and moderated by Tanya Tandon and Anjana Iyer   Date: Friday, April 26th, 2019 Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm  (film 20 min, followed by discussion) Location: ATA - 992 Valencia Street The Escapists is about three immigrant best friends who chase their dreams and […]

3rd i Co-presents at SF Film Fest

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

3rd i co-presents the new film Photograph at the Castro Theatre. This powerfully romantic and gently comedic film from India comes from the same director as the cult hit The Lunchbox (2013). It quietly traces the story of a street photographer who convinces an upper-class girl he meets at a tourist site to pose as […]

Good Guy Bad Guy – UC Davis

International House, UC Davis 10 College Park, Davis, CA

Indu Krishnan’s doc chronicles five years in the tumultuous life of Zakhir, a gentle soul who lives on the streets of Bangalore. Q&A with the director.

Drawn Together – UC Davis

International House, UC Davis 10 College Park, Davis, CA

With a lively backdrop of superheroes and comic books, Harleen Singh’s "Drawn Together" examines issues of diversity, representation, and racism. Q&A with filmmaker.

JUTTI KASOORI + HALFWAY HOME – UC Davis

International House, UC Davis 10 College Park, Davis, CA

Nicole Ranganath's doc on the rich history of the Punjabi community in Northern California, and Steve Arounsack's doc on the vibrant arts scene in the Asian American community of the Central Valley. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers.

3rd i Co-presents “Shiraz” at the SF Silent Film Festival

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

An astonishing treasure of the silent cinema, Shiraz is an ambitious and elegant film that takes creative license with the story of the life and death of the 17th-century Mumtaz Mahal (Enakshi Rama Rau), the Mughal empress whose early demise inspired her husband, Shiraz (Rai) to construct the Taj Mahal. Inventing a backstory involving bandits, slavers, […]

3rd i Co-presents at CAAMFest37

AMC Kabuki 8 1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA

3rd i Films is pleased to co-present Tiger at CAAMFest37. TIGER is a powerful film about a Sikh-American boxer who is banned from the boxing commission for practicing his religious beliefs. Based on a true story of Pardeep Singh Nagra (a break-out role for Prem Singh), this inspirational story explores a boxer’s real fight outside […]

3rd i Co-presents at CAAMfest37

AMC Kabuki 8 1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA

3rd i Films is pleased to Co-present When We Walk at CAAMFest37. Emmy-Award-winning director Jason DaSilva continues the documentation of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and its aftermath. When We Walk, (78 min ) the follow-up to DaSilva’s 2013 film When I Walk, and part of a documentary trilogy, is bracingly forthright and political in […]

3rd i Co-presents “SHIRAZ” at the Roxie

Roxie Theater

An astonishing treasure of the silent cinema, "Shiraz" is an ambitious and elegant film that takes creative license with the story of the life and death of the Mughal empress whose early demise inspired her husband to construct the Taj Mahal.

3rd i Co-presents “Kattumarum’’ at Frameline 43

Landmark Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

"Kattumaram" is a heartfelt look at the strength of community in rural India, showcasing the importance of tradition along with the need for evolution.

Bulbul Can Sing

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Following on the heels of last year's magical "Village Rockstars," Rima Das takes us back to the timeless beauty of the Assamese countryside in this bittersweet narrative.Three friends struggle to find their own identities, and to fight back against age-old traditions and parental expectations. This is no simple rural idyll however; in Das' deft hands, it’s a deeply compelling exploration of love, loss, and adolescence. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

American Hasi

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Equal parts comedy and self-discovery, this refreshing doc is a portrait of Indian-American comedian Tushar Singh. In an attempt to accelerate his career, Singh maps out a tour in India (with his mom in tow), taking part in India’s flourishing stand-up scene. He discovers the challenges of cross-cultural comedy and confronts his hybrid identity head-on. Interviews with influential comics such as Vir Das and Russell Peters. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Cat Sticks

New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Skype Q&A With Ronny Sen!! Hailed as one of the “most gorgeous and affecting films” presented at Slamdance Film Fest in recent years, this haunting film follows the stories of several heroin addicts over the course of one rain drenched night in Kolkata. The film's bewitching score works in tandem with its mesmerizing B&W imagery, to create a work that is a must-see on the big screen! CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Ravening (Aamis)

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

A quietly shocking film blends gentle romance and body horror into a unique cinematic experience. A doctor and a doctoral student find common ground in their shared love for unconventional meat-eating traditions. Hazarika masterfully concocts a tale of love and addiction, that builds slowly – from a lilting rhythm to a pounding finale. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

A magical and witty, off-beat take on the road movie, this meditative film journeys through the breathtaking landscapes of Ladakh. Driven to the end of his wits by the cacophony of Mumbai – the noisiest city in the world – Chauffeur Namdev sets off in search of the fabled Silent Valley. A clever heart-warming odyssey with an unforeseeable twist. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Children of the Sun (Gaadi)

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage in Person!! Vithanage's searing masterpiece is a period drama that takes on caste conflict and British colonial influences in Sri Lanka in the early 1800s. Drawing from a wide palette that ranges from historical drama to nuanced and exceptional storytelling, his camera work is transfixing as he crafts a deeply empathetic film that is simultaneously heart-wrenching and hopeful. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Bollywood at the Castro – Animated Tribute “Bombay Rose”

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

In this gorgeous and evocative hand-painted animated feature, a single red rose weaves together three fantastical tales of unsung heroes and impossible loves. In the sensual animation, there is an ethereal brightness to the chaotic Mumbai streetscapes where Bollywood cinema is both satirized and romanticized. Fresh from rave reviews at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, this captivating jewel will entrance you and should not be missed. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.

Our Sponsors