"Kala Pul": (Thursday Nov. 13th, Brava Theater, 7 p.m.) I would highly recommend checking out this 40-minute Pakistani-noir film for its attempt at intersecting global politics with your usual noir denizens: wronged prodigal son, femme fatals with good connections, and militant Taliban sympathizers. I'm not sure the film quite comes together at the end, but it really gets you thinking about Pakistan in a different way than films like "A Mighty Heart," which only focus on one side of things. Also, the soundtrack by Dr. Das and Janaka Selecta are awesome. San Francisco-based director Sajib Mausoof discusses the film on his blog.
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