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3rd i SF International South Asian Film Festival

3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2018

November 1-4, New People Cinema and Castro Theater, San Francisco

November 17, Palo Alto

From art-house classics to documentary films, and innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd i Films is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. Come celebrate 3rd i's sixteenth anniversary this year, as the annual SF International South Asian Film Festival presents some of the best cinema from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Australia, and the USA. 

Staking claim to two-thirds of our program, women filmmakers dominate this year’s line-up, training their lens on issues ranging from homelessness and domestic violence, to comic book and real-life superheroes. Documentaries abound featuring sex-positive advice columnists and probing filmmakers who battle the rising tide of fundamentalism in both India and Pakistan. This year, we explore the theme of healing, and the importance of dialogue - sometimes even with the enemy. We bring a focus on the Northeast of India, with two films that center music, and we offer Bollywood two ways: one a blast from the industry’s sultry Jewish past, and the other more recent, smolders and sizzles across Paris! As always local filmmakers shine bright.

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