Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sessions Starting at 10:00 AM and at Ending 7:15 PM

A great way to spend your Saturday morning and afternoon–watching movies and meeting interesting people in the Creative Arts industry. And don’t miss the critically acclaimed play, Rag HeadOver 14-hours of content to choose from, all with one ticket!


The Frida Cinema
305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: The Frida Cinema


Guru Da Banda
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

‘Guru Da Banda’is a 3D animated film based on the life of the great Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadurand his struggle against the Mughal Empire. Banda Singh Bahadur was a Sikh military commander who established a Sikh state with capital at Lohgarh. Armed with the blessings and authority of Guru Gobind Singh, he came to Khanda in Sonipat and assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire. He was the first Sikh military leader to wage an offensive war against the Mughal rulers of India, thereby temporarily extending Sikh territory.

Producer: Joginder Singh Bhangalia and Sonu Bhangalia
Directed by: Jassi Chana
Animation: Pritam film Production pvt. Ltd.

Movie Trailer


10:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Asees is the endearing story of a mother-son duo. Through their journey, the film paints a poignant portrait of the powerful bond between a mother and her child.


Director: Rana Ranbir
Writer: Rana Ranbir
Stars: Jyot Arora, Gurpreet Bhangu




Creative Sikhs
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Traditionally, young Sikhs lean towards careers in engineering, medicine, and IT, but as this cluster shows, there are many supremely talented Sikh artists world-wide. During the “Creative Sikhs” session. filmmakers, artists, an author, a playwright and a fashion designer will discuss their careers in a panel format. Harjus Singh and Hansjeet Duggal, both Dodge Film School graduates, who have been involved in many of the “Destination S” films, along with Salman Alam Khan, Sukman Dhami and Harjeet Oberoi will discuss their film experiences. Sundeep Morrison, actor, writer, and director of “Rag Head” joins Bhajneet Singh, author of a new children’s book, and Amandeep Singh, actor and model, as they discuss the creative process. Mehakdeep Duggal, a young fashion designer from India and Jasmeet Kaur, a young artist, discuss creativity in their respective careers.

Click to read our Creative Sikhs bios.


Rag Head
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

This live performance explores Sikhs and xenophobia in a post 9/11 America. Inspired by actual events, Sundeep Morrison’s one woman show, RAG HEAD, addresses hate, hope and American identity.

On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist entered a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and murdered six people. Sundeep Morrison’s portrays six inextricably linked characters whose lives are forever changed by one desperate action.

Since 9/11, there has been an alarming increase in hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Muslims and other immigrant communities. According to the Sikh Coalition, there are roughly 500,000 Sikhs in the U.S. many of whom have been subject to xenophobic harassment or violence.

“Some Graphic Language’

Director/Writer/Performer: Sundeep Morrison



Short Films Session I
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

All films in this cluster are under 15 minutes.  Each one displays great discipline in creating entertaining stories with a minimal amount of screen time.  The result is some very startling and even stunning tales that, even though they’re over in a few minutes, continue to stay with you.




Sikhs Across the World I
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM

One of the most widely-travelled minority groups in the world, Sikhs have made their home in over 100 countries. They all share one thing in common: a struggle to assimilate into new cultures while still retaining meaningful degrees of Sikhi in their new lives and the lives of their children.  A fascinating look at various Sikhs whose stories will inspire you.