3rd i Films presents:

Seventh Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

When
Thu Nov 5, 2009 - Sun Nov 8, 2009
Where
Multiple locations
Cost
$10 - $110
Tags
Arts, Film Organizations, City Events, Cultural Festivals, Film Festivals, Organizations

Description

3rd i's Seventh Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
Nov 5 - 6, Roxie Theater
Nov 7 - 8, Castro Theatre

From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to cutting-edge Bollywood, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. The 2009 festival includes offerings from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and the USA. Highlights include a special focus on documentaries, a spotlight on the global Sikh experience, the best independent features from emerging filmmakers, and as always our signature local shorts program on Opening Night (with neo-benshi performances this year). Visit 3rd i's website to purchase tickets and for more information on all festival programs: http://www.thirdi.org/festival

ROXIE THEATER
Thursday, November 5, 2009
7:15pm SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON
Faiza Ahmad Khan, 2008, India, 52 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
In this hilarious doc, a motley film crew in a dusty Indian textile town remakes Superman

8:40pm FOCUS::LOCAL
Various, 2009, USA/Canada, 90 mins
*Writers Neela Banerjee and Summi Kaipa perform live*
*Local filmmakers in person*
3rd i's signature opening night! Films and performances by local artists and writers

10:00pm OPENING NIGHT PARTY @ Bollyhood Café
Co-hosted by the *Center for Asian American Media*
DJ Rav-E spins Bhangra, Hip-Hop and more

Friday, November 6, 2009
7:15pm WARRIOR BOYZ
Baljit Sangra, 2008, Canada, 44 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
*Filmmaker Baljit Sangra in person*
An unflinching yet empowering look at gang violence in Vancouver’s South Asian community

9:00pm LOVE IN INDIA
Kaushik Mukherjee aka Q, 2009, India/Germany, 91 mins
*US Premiere*
*Filmmaker Kaushik Mukherjee (aka Q) in person*
A personal take on the contradictions between India's repressive sexuality vs. its sensual mythology

11:20pm QUICK GUN MURUGUN
Shashank Ghosh, 2009, India, 97 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
A preposterously stylish film about a vegetarian cowboy sent back to save the world from the beef-soaked ambitions of a 'McDosa' entrpreneur

CASTRO THEATRE
Saturday, November 7, 2009
12noon FULL MOON (CHAUDHVIN KA CHAND)
M. Sadiq, 1960, India 168 mins
*West Coast Premiere*
Guru Dutt's tragi-comic masterpiece. A classic love triangle with immortal music and exquisite design

3:25pm SEARCHING FOR SANDEEP
Poppy Stockwell, 2007, Australia, 56 mins
A refreshingly candid doc about Internet dating, lesbian love, and cross-cultural conceptions. With short, Mr. & Mrs. Singh (Punam S., 2009, USA, 12 mins)

5:00pm CHILDREN OF THE PYRE
Rajesh S. Jala, 2008, India, 74 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
*Introduced by Prof. Angana Chatterjee, CIIS*
A startling film that follows seven children who eke out their living at the busiest cremation ground in India

7:00pm BOMBAY SUMMER
Joseph Mathew, 2009, India/USA, 102 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
*Director Joseph Mathew in person*
A sensuous, stunning film about love and betrayal over a languorous summer in Bombay

9:30pm MY HEART GOES HOORAY! (DIL BOLE HADIPPA!)
Anurag Singh, 2009, India, 148 mins
*SF Premiere*
Eye-popping colors, a cross-dressing heroine, cricket, family values and joyful romance makes for Instant Bollywood!

Sunday, November 8, 2009
12noon IRON EATERS (LOHAKHOR/EISSENFRESSER)
Shaheen Dill-Riaz, 2008, Bangladesh/Germany, 85 mins
*West Coast Premiere*
A haunting portrait of labor exploitation set in the surreal shipyards of Chittagong, Bangladesh

2:00pm MAD, SAD & BAD
Avie Luthra, 2008, UK, 86 mins
*US Premiere*
*Director Avie Luthra in person*
A dark comedy from Britain about three eccentric-yet-endearing dysfunctional siblings

4:15pm ZERO BRIDGE
Tariq Tapa, 2008, Kashmir/USA, 95 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
*Director Tariq Tapa in person*
A young Kashmiri pick-pocket dreams of escaping Srinagar in this impressive debut, inspired by neo-realism

7:00pm YES MADAM, SIR
Megan Doneman, 2008, India/Australia, 95 mins
*Bay Area Premiere*
*Director Megan Donegan in person*Special guest: KIRAN BEDI*
The incredible journey of the charismatic, controversial Kiran Bedi — India's first woman police chief. CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION with festival filmmakers and Kiran Bedi following the film.

Visit the website for more information: http://www.thirdi.org/festival, or join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/3rdiFilms

Schedule

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA
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Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA
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Link
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Location

  1. Roxie Theater
    3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA
  2. Castro Theatre
    429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA