Farrokh Bulsaras parents were from Gujarat, so it wasnt an unusual choice to send him to a boarding school near Bombay (as it was called then). He adopted the name Freddie pretty early on, but it wasnt until his mid-20s after his family had emigrated to England and hed finished art school, been through a couple of bands, and formed Queen that he swapped his last name for something more, um, electric. A decade ago (and nearly a decade after his AIDS-related death), the performance-packed documentary Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story excavated details of the singers adolescence in India. 3rd is Queer Eye, the South Asian film festivals first LGBT minifest, revisits those roots and rocks the house with the S.F. premiere of Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story (Directors Cut 2010). Earlier in the night, 3rd is perennial affection for both short works and Indias many moods is reflected in Queer South Asian Shorts, whose centerpiece is a half-hour documentary, Are We Talking Straight?, which compiles Calcutta residents views on homosexuality.
Sun., June 6, 5 p.m., 2010