Schedule

Auditorium Name Film Name Special Feature Time
Audi 01 Avengers: Infinity War *Premier 11:00
Audi 02 Incredibles 2 - 11:45
Audi 03 Deadpool 2 - 12:30
Audi 04 Black Panther *Premier 14:15
Audi 01 Solo: A Star - 15:30
Audi 02 Ant-Man and the Wasp - 16:15
Audi 03 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom *Premier 17:00
Audi 04 Ocean's 8 - 18:30
Auditorium Name Film Name Special Feature Time
Audi 01 Mission: Impossible – Fallout - 11:00
Audi 02 Ready Player *Premier 11:45
Audi 03 Annihilation - 12:30
Audi 04 A Quiet Place - 14:15
Audi 01 Aquaman *Premier 15:30
Audi 02 Venom - 16:15
Audi 03 The Predator - 17:00
Audi 04 Rampage *Premier 18:30
Auditorium Name Film Name Special Feature Time
Audi 01 Hereditary - 11:00
Audi 02 Tomb Raider - 11:45
Audi 03 The Meg *Premier 12:30
Audi 04 The Nun - 14:15
Audi 01 Bumblebee *Premier 15:30
Audi 02 Isle of Dogs - 16:15
Audi 03 A Wrinkle in Time - 17:00
Audi 04 Red Sparrow - 18:30

Films

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Directed by: Ken Scott
Starring: Dhanush, Berenice Bejo and Barkhadi Abdi
Language: English
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto

Movies

Nobleman

Directed by: Vandana Kataria
Starring: Kunal Kapoor, Ali Haji, Muskan Jaferi and Hardik Thakkar
Language: English

A 15-year-old boy, struggling with his adolescent years, is terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school. This sets forth a chain of events that leads to a loss of life and innocence.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

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The Song of Scorpions

Directed by: Anup Singh
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora and Kritika Pande
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

A story of twisted love, revenge and the redemptive power of a song.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

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Movies

22 Yards

Directed by: Mitali Ghoshal
Starring: Barun Sobti
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
WORLD PREMIERE

A film about a sports agent and a young cricketer, both hit the rock bottom and their fight back with each other's help

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

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Spring Thunder

Directed by: Sriram Dalton
Starring: Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Akash Khurana, Arshad Khurana, Amanda Bloom and Rohit Pandey
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
WORLD PREMIERE

The story of a Uranium mining tender at the highest plateau of India, enriched with thick forests and populated by various native communities.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

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T for Taj Mahal

Directed by: Kireet Khurana
Starring: Subrat Dutta, Pitobash Tripathy, Mankoj Pahwa and Ali Faulkner
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A young man's journey to bring literacy to his village through a unique social enterprise.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 8:45 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

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Shonar Pahar

Directed by: Parambrata Chatterjee
Starring: Tanuja and Jisshu Sengupta
Language: Bengali with English Subtitles
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Sonar Pahar is about Upama, who is in her 70s, doesn't share a healthy bond with her only son Soumya. Soumya's childhood friend Rajdeep along with his seven-year-old son Bittu happens to visit Upama. As days pass by, Upama and Bittu get very close to each other and further, the plot explores the bond between children and the elder ones whom they are close to. The film also highlights the complexities that are often seen in families due to the generation gap.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View

Rainbow Jelly

Directed by: Soukarya Ghosal
Starring: Mahabrata Basu, Kaushik Sen, Sreelekha Mitra
Language: Bengali with English Subtitles

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

Touted as the first-ever food fantasy film in Bengali cinema, in Director Soukarya Ghoshal's film Rainbow Jelly a special child Ghoton lives a sad life with his ever-scowling uncle Gondaria. Ridding him of his daily chores and fuelling his dreams, poripishi comes to his rescue all of a sudden. Will this association fulfill the wishes he harbors?

Short Films

Following Short Films are Screening at BASAFilm Festival

Everything is Fine

Directed by: Mansi Nirmal Jain
Starring: Seema Bhargava Pahwa
Language: Hindi

A mother wants to end her unfulfilling marriage and seeks the support of her daughter who struggles to accept this decision.

Saturday, Sept 22 at 1:15 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Soundproof

Directed by: Aditya Kelgaonkar
Starring: Soha Ali Kahn & Vinay Pathak
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

In a society filled with noise, the only way to live is in silence.

Saturday, Sept 22 at 1:15 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Doitto

Directed by: Tathagata Ghosh
Starring: Shataf Figar & Aryan Roy
Language: Bengali with English Subtitles

A morally flawed homicide detective who must interrogate a suspect before a serial killer kills again.

Saturday, Sept 22 at 1:15 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Majal Hai

Directed by: Umang Vyas
Starring: Daya Shankar Pandey
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

Diligent and earnest security guard lands in an unpredictable and precarious situation.

Sunday, Sept 23 at 7:00 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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7 Rounds

Directed by: George Savvidis
Starring: Akshun Abhi
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

Two young Indian engineers encounter a series of challenges at their local bar related to perceptions of their ethnicity.

Sunday, Sept 23 at 7:00 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Pashi

Directed by: Siddharth Chauhan
Starring: Chetan Kanwatr
Language: Pahari and Hindi with English Subtitles

A young boy learns a hunting technique from his grandmother encouraged by a friend but causes concern to his mother.

Sunday, Sept 23 at 7:00 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Waterbaby

Directed by: Pia Shah
Starring: Viraj Khemani
Language: English

The arrival of a new girl in school compels a shy 11yr old boy to face his greatest fear - water.

Sunday, Sept 23 at 7:00 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Local Spotlight

Following are some Local Spotlights Screening at BASAFilm Festival

Dheeyan Marjania

Directed by: Ashok Tangri
Starring: Ashok Tangri, Kay Walia and Dimple Bains
Language: Punjabi

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

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Documentary In Focus

Following are some Documentaries In Focus Screening at BASAFilm Festival

Bird of Dusk

Directed by: Sangeeta Dutta
Language: Bengali and English

Bird Of Dusk charts the journey of Rituparno mainly as a filmmaker. His filmmaker persona is the focus of the film that vacillates into different areas of his life, relationships and somewhat tenuously touches upon his alternative sexual orientation that was perhaps one of the boldest steps for the director to have taken when he came out of the closet, his fame and popularity notwithstanding.

Sunday, Sept 23 at 1:30 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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Live Theatre

Following are Live Theatres at BASAFilm Festival

Queen

Written by: Madhuri Shekar
Directed by: Vinita Sud Belani
Language: English

CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

With prestigious accolade only days away, the numbers start adding up to an ethical dilemma for UC Santa Cruz graduate researchers, Ariel Spiegel [Stacy Fairley] and Sanam Rao [Nandini Ravindran], and their supervisor, Dr. Philip Hayes [Michael Boehm] in Madhuri Shekar’s Queen. Is financier, Arvind Patel [Snehal Pachigar], correct that their whole hypothesis is motivated by left-wing bias?

Saturday, September 22 at 4:30 pm
MVCPA, Mountain View

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