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New People Cinema

1746 Post Street San Francisco,CA94115United States

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10 November 2019

Sivaranjani and Two Other Women

8:30 pm
This cinematic homage to the “everyday” woman is a deeply moving work that focuses a critical lens on patriarchy, with outstanding performances by each of the lead actresses. The film captures the micro awakenings of identity and self-worth when family dynamics, early marriage, and pregnancy threaten to usurp the individuality of three women, unfolding across three different time periods. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.
10 November 2019

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

6:45 pm
3rd i's signature shorts program brings genres ranging from comedy to contemporary music, and short-form documentaries to dramatic narratives. This year's edition tackles stories of relationships, identity, environment, and social justice, with compassion and humor. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.
10 November 2019

Bangla

4:30 pm
In this playful romantic comedy, "Bangla," an awkwardly charming 22-year-old Italian-Bengali panics when he falls in love with an impulsive and spirited Italian girl. The attraction between them is immediate, and Phaim will have to figure out how to reconcile his love with his life full of rules. Highlighted in Rotterdam’s International Film Festival in the Big screen competition section. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.
10 November 2019

Chippa

2:30 pm
This humorous and entertaining film is the touching story of Chippa who, on his tenth birthday, sets out into night-time Calcutta looking for a father he has never seen. Filled with humor, hope, and curiosity, he encounters a “marvelous realism” that is evoked in the works of literary giants such as Salman Rushdie. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS.
10 November 2019

Nishtha Jain: A Master Class

12:30 pm
Gifted documentary filmmaker Nishtha Jain returns to 3rd i to talk about her filmmaking process in a free class, and to present excerpts from past work and her current work-in-progress, "The Golden Thread," and her first narrative short "Saboot." Jain’s work holds up a mirror to some of the most pressing concerns in India today. She will address social and political issues, including India’s #metoo women’s movement. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO AND TO RESERVE FREE TICKETS.
08 November 2019

Cat Sticks

9:00 pm
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.
08 November 2019

American Hasi

7:00 pm
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.
07 November 2019

Bulbul Can Sing

7:30 pm
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.
04 November 2018

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

6:30 pm
Full of unexpected surprises and archival jewels from cinematic history, "Shalom Bollywood" reveals the forgotten history of early Indian cinema, when Jewish stars reigned supreme on the desi screen.
04 November 2018

Sir

4:30 pm
This beautifully nuanced, sensual and insightful feature film, which premiered at Cannes this year, explores the forbidden attraction between a maid and her wealthy employer, whilst thwarting the expectations of a typical Indian love story.
04 November 2018

Up Down & Sideways

2:45 pm
Hypnotic rhythms and complex polyphonic music reverberate through the hills of Nagaland in this portrait of an indigenous community and their remarkable musical traditions, set in the alluring northeast of India.
04 November 2018

Azmaish: a Journey Through the Subcontinent

12:30 pm
Traveling across Pakistan and India, filmmaker Sabiha Sumar and actress Kalki Koechlin witness radically changing political landscapes, their encounters giving rise to a personal and poetic search to uncover the voices of the silent majority, particularly those of women. Followed by panel discussion.
03 November 2018

Tumbbad

9:45 pm
A perfect post-Halloween treat, this gothic fantasy opened International Critics Week at this year's Venice Film Festival, with sumptuous cinematography and a Tim Burtonesque sensibility that transcends the light-horror genre.
03 November 2018

Ask the Sexpert

7:30 pm
Entertaining, insightful, and with a wry sense of humor, "Ask the Sexpert" is a feature-length documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai.
03 November 2018

Drawn Together + Shorts

5:30 pm
With a lively backdrop of superheroes and comic books, Harleen Singh’s "Drawn Together" examines issues of diversity, representation, and racism. With Rucha Chitnis’ "In the Land of My Ancestors" about Ohlone land rights, and "Macher Jhol," Abhishek Verma’s animated queer short.
03 November 2018

A Better Man

3:00 pm
Working with filmmaker Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan invites her ex-boyfriend Steve to examine her abusive relationship from 20 years ago, revealing how we can change the conversation on domestic abuse.
03 November 2018

Demons in Paradise

1:00 pm
Jude Ratnam’s revealing documentary takes us back into Sri Lanka’s civil war, through his childhood memories and his family’s personal stories, to confront the history that haunts him.
01 November 2018

Good Guy Bad Guy

7:15 pm
Deftly composed, smart, and socially-engaged, Indu Krishnan’s doc chronicles five years in the tumultuous life of Zakhir, a gentle soul who lives on the streets of Bangalore (India's Silicon Valley), with an ill-fitting murder charge to his name.
12 November 2017

Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission

7:30 pm
Bay Area Filmmakers in Person! From light comedy to dark wit, this year's kaleidoscope of cinematic offerings engage the intimate, personal and the intellectual.
12 November 2017

Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3)

5:00 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen brings his razor-sharp critique and keen awareness of global politics to the conversation, as he probes Peter Custers, a Dutch journalist who traveled half-way across the world to participate in a left-wing uprising in Bangladesh. With short Abu Ammar is Coming.
12 November 2017

NEWTON

2:45 pm
This smart and engaging black comedy finds humor in the tenuous nature of democracy. Conscientious clerk, Newton, must keep devious military personnel and oddball bureaucrats in check during election day in the conflict-ridden “tribal” area of Chhattisgarh.
12 November 2017

Shepherdess of the Glaciers

1:00 pm
Set amidst the stunning landscape of Ladakh, this mesmerizing doc is a tribute to the unbreakable bond between humans and animals, and captures a disappearing way of life that is deeply intertwined with nature.
10 November 2017

Gurgaon

9:30 pm
Stylish and edgy, with a deep, dark twist, GURGAON is a neo-noir based on the true life story of a kidnapping gone awry, in the shiny outer reaches of the fast growing Delhi metropolis.
10 November 2017

Random Acts of Legacy

7:15 pm
Filmmaker via Skype! In this gorgeous, multi-layered documentary about immigration and integration, Ali Kazimi ("A Continuous Journey") brilliantly weaves a rich tapestry of history and memory.
09 November 2017

Abu (Father)

7:15 pm
Filmmaker in Person! Deeply moving and smart, Arshad Khan’s outstanding documentary Abu is a quintessential immigrant story that captures the tumultuous journey of his family's move to Canada, from Pakistan, in the early 90s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
17 May 2013

3rd i presents “From Mutiny to Bengali Harlem: Stories of the Diaspora”

7:30 pm
Vivek Bald, writer, filmmaker, and MIT professor, reads from his new book Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America and presents clips from his work-in-progress, the film In Search of Bengali Harlem, and an excerpt from his rarely seen 2003 documentary Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, about South Asian youth, music, and anti-racist activism in 1970s-90s Britain.
28 February 2013

Special Screening: Ashim Ahluwalia’s “Miss Lovely”

7:00 pm
Delving deep into the underbelly of India’s film industry, where back-alley producers churn out everything from pulpy horror movies to soft-core porn, Miss Lovely takes us back to Mumbai of the 1980s with lurid detail and intoxicating style.
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