3rd i Films is set to host its 15th annual ‘San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond’ from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12 in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

The five-day festival will screen nearly 15 programs of narrative and documentary features and shorts by independent filmmakers from South Asia and the Indian American and larger South Asian Diaspora, including stories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Australia and the U.S.

Among the features includes Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla's “An Insignificant Man,” a political thriller that follows the rise of Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal during the last election cycle in India. Kejriwal is seen above in a film still.

Other films to be screened include Amit Masurkar’s “Newton,” Naeem Mohaiemen's “Last Man in Dhaka Central,” Arshad Khan’s documentary, “Abu,” Ali Kazimi's “Random Acts of Legacy” and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Om Shanti Om.” Tickets are $11 if purchased online and $13 at the door. Nov. 9-12 at New People Cinema and Castro Theater, San Francisco; Nov. 18 CineArts Theater, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Info: www.thirdi.org.




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