3rd I: A Film Fest for the West

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Some of the screenings at 3rd I’s 4th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival have already sold out online. That’s why you’d better get moving if you’d like to see any of the films in the festival lineup posted below—old, new, classic and cutting-edge—being shown this weekend, November 10-12. 3rd I is a non-profit, national organization committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians in independent film.

Friday, November 10, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
7:15 pm Foundation & Empire/Asian Dub Foundation
The revolutionary world of the South Asian British music collective at the roots of what became known as the “Asian Underground” movement.
9:00 pm Local South Asian Short Films
Including “Head Nods,” which explains and explores the lexicon of Indian head shakes. (Update: that particular film wasn’t shown Friday night.)

Saturday, November 11, 2006, Castro Theatre
12:00 pm The Forsaken Land
A visually stunning drama that meditates upon the effects of civil war in Sri Lanka.
2:30 pm I For India
An intimate, artful and wonderful time capsule that examines the many layers of the South Asian expatriate experience, with the use of archival footage and super 8 film.
5:00 pm Omkara
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Othello” in a contemporary Indian setting.
8:15 pm Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK)
Goes where no Bollywood film has gone before in examining commitment, adultery and the path to true love. Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee.

Sunday, November 12, 2006, Roxie Cinema
11:30 am Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath
Driven to action by the brutal murder of a man from her Sikh community post 9/11, Valarie Kaur sets out across the U.S. to discover who counts as American in a world divided into “us” and “them.”
2:30 pm Bombay Calling
An insider’s look at call centers, globalization and the growing American dream – Indian style.
5:00 pm Between the Lines: India’s Third Gender
Laxmi, a glamorous dance teacher; Rambha, a romantic 18-year-old, and Asha, a jaded alcoholic, share the secrets of their gender identities as Hijras in Mumbai. Introduction by Prof. Angana Chatterji.
7:30 pm Sholay
Bollywood’s biggest, baddest “curry western.” Amitabh Bachchan. Moviegoers encouraged to dress in your “favorite retro-Sholay attire!”

More information:
featured the 3rd I Film Festival in its November 2004 issue.

November 8, 2006
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