The Center for Asian American Media is proud to co-present five films at 3rd i’s 8th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, Bollywood and Beyond. From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. Our 2010 festival showcases films from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, UK and USA. Celebrate South Asian cinema with CAAM and 3rd i and foster a better understanding of South Asian culture through film!
READER, RAPPERS AND ROBOTS: LOCAL SHORTS
BAY AREA FILMMAKERS
Various, USA, 2009/2010, 70mins
Thursday, November 4, 7:20pm
A snapshot of the Bay Area’s vibrant and inventive desi film community. Local filmmakers use a range of genres from music video, animation, documentary and sci-fi to document a penchant for books, explore Sikh history, and imagine the future.
I HATE LUV STORYS – BOLLYWOOD AT THE CASTRO
Punit Malhotra, India, 2010, 135mins
Saturday, November 6, 9:30pm
A sexy romantic parody with a smart script and a hot, young cast! Simran (Sonam Kapoor) is in love with love itself, but J (Imraan Khan) is a naysayer. How this unlikely pair becomes likely.
THE BLUE TOWER
WEST COAST PREMIER
Smita Bhide, UK, 2009, 85mins (Director Smita Bhide in person)
Saturday, November 6, 7:00pm
Smita Bhide’s blistering debut feature is a thoroughly gripping romantic thriller about twenty-something angst and illicit desire in Southall, London’s ‘Little India’. Laced with dark humor, this neo-noir features layered characters and stand-out performances. A little gem not to be missed.
BAY AREA PREMIER
Dev Benegal, USA/India, 2010, 95mins
Sunday, November 7, 7:50pm
Magic realism and political fable come together in this enchanting cinematic adventure. Vishnu and his colorful fellow-travelers transport a beat-up, but magical, cinema-on-wheels across the sumptuous landscape of Rajasthan, turning enemies into friends through the transformative power of cinema.
JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR
Frederick Marx, Tibet/USA, 2009, 90 mins (Director Frederick Marx in person)
Wednesday, November 3, 7:20pm
Oscar-winning filmmaker Frederick Marx follows a group of monks and children across the breath-taking and dangerous Himalayas as they journey from Zanskar, one of the most isolated places on earth, to a Buddhist school in Manali (India). From the producers of Hoop Dreams. Preceded by short -Kunjo.
For more information, check out the 3rd i website at www.thirdi.org/festival/.
Join CAAM, 3rd i and filmmakers from the Bay Area, New York, Canada and Calcutta for a non-stop dance party in the heart of the Mission district to kick off the SFISAFF!
SFISAFF Opening Night Party
Thursday, November 4, 10pm
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
$5 CAAM MEMBERS
$10 online | $12 at the door
DJ Rav-E spins! While being a lover of many types of music, Rav-E is naturally drawn towards Bhangra, the folk music of his motherland Punjab. He possess the ability to mix up hip hop, R&B, and house music on the fly, but cannot deny his true infatuation with the rich dhol driven and tumbi infused beats of Bhangra. Along with mixing it up on the decks, Rav-E also is an exceptional talent on the dhol and has opened for artists such as Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti with the Non-Stop Bhangra Collective live set. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage on the decks with some of the biggest names in bhangra such as Bikram Singh, RDB, Dr. Zeus, Bobby Friction, and Juggy D as well.