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3rd I: South Asian Film Festival

Scene from Children of the Pyre.

Children of the Pyre
Castro Theater
Saturday, November 7, 5:00pm
Introduced by Prof. Angana Chatterjee, CIIS

A startling film that follows seven children who eke out their living at the busiest cremation ground in Varnasi, India. This verit??-style documentary, "at times darkly funny and at others deeply morose... humanizes these children forced to grow up before their time."

Love in India
Roxie Theater
Friday, November 6, 9:00pm
Director Kaushik Mukherjee in person

A deeply personal documentary that unabashedly takes on the contradictions surrounding sexuality in the Indian subcontinent -- where couples can be arrested for kissing in public, yet the erotic play of Lord Krishna and his lover Radha are widely celebrated.

Mad Sad & Bad
Castro Theater
Sunday, November 8, 2:00pm
Director Avie Luthra in person

Hardeep is a psychiatrist "who can diagnose everyone's problems but his own"; Rashmi is single woman who dreams of leaving home and starting her own family; Atul is a sitcom writer aspiring for literary greatness, but stuck in mediocrity. A dark British comedy about three eccentric yet endearing siblings and their dysfunctional relationships.

Zero Bridge
Castro Theater
Sunday, November 8, 4:15pm
Director Tariq Tapa in person

Dilawar, a teenage pickpocket and orphan, hopes that one of his schemes will help him escape his seemingly dead-end life in Srinagar, Kashmir, especially after he develops a friendship with the beautiful Bani ' the victim of one of his crimes. An authentic story of the Kashmiri people, inspired by Italian neo-realism.


Event Details

Thu 5 Nov 2009
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Castro and Roxie Theater San Francisco

Early bird rate of $9/film (regular price: $10/film)