The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Ask the Sexpert


Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5:30pm

“Ask the Sexpert” tells the story of Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex-advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India. Despite sex being a taboo topic in the country, Watsa’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor emboldens many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states. “Ask the Sexpert,” Screen magazine writes, “presents this unique personality against a backdrop of a glowing Mumbai, where he is stopped on the street by young fans and takes selfies as he launches his book, ‘It’s Normal.’ Stooped and kindly, he’s India’s favorite straight-talking uncle, only one who advertises Viagra as a sideline. He’s certainly a find.”

81 min.
English & Hindi

Directed by

Vaishali Sinha


India U.S.

Film Category

Asian Focus International Spotlight Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight


Media Sex


With producer Mridu Chandra.

Shown with

A Brief History of Princess X

A Brief History of Princess X

Gabriel Abrantes

A history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous “Princess X,” a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a portrait of Napoleon’s equally infamous relative Marie Bonaparte.

7 min.

The Clitoris

The Clitoris

Lori Malépart-Traversy

Women are lucky: They have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively to pleasure.

3 min.