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French Film Festival for Children 25th to 27th April 2017 at Sunaparanta in collaboration with Alliance Francaise
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to announce French Film Festival for Children in collaboration with Alliance Française, Panjim.  The festival is open to ALL in the age group 6 to 14 years and will run from 25th to 27th April 2017 at Sunaparanta Film schedule is as below: 25th April 2017, 12.00 pm LE TABLEAU (2011) – French with English subtitles Director: Jean-François Laguionie Writers:  Jean-François Laguionie, Anik Leray; Nicky Baker (Adaptation); Stephanie Sheh (English Adaptation) Cast: Jessica Monceau, Adrien Larmande Runtime: 76 mins About the Film: Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.   26th April 2017, 11.00 am LE NOUVEAU (2015) – French with English subtitles Director: Rudi Rosenberg Writers:  Igor Gotesman & Bruno Muschio (collaboration); Rudi Rosenberg (screenplay) Cast: Réphaël Ghrenassia, Joshua Raccah, Géraldine Martineau, Johanna Lindstedt Runtime: 85 mins About the Film: Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up.   27th April 2017, 11.00 am LES CONTES DE LA NUIT (2011) – French with English subtitles Director: Michel Ocelet Writer:  Michel Ocelet Cast: Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias, Firmine Richard Runtime: 84 mins About the Film: Les Contes de la Nuit…Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead…from the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot. Venue: Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panjim Kindly call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org for more details



Film for Thought 26th April 2017 at 6.30 pm Screening of Annie Hall at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Annie Hall’ at Sunaparanta Film: Annie Hall (1977) Director: Woody Allen  Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton  Run time: 1 hour 33 minutes About the film: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic romantic-comedy. Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman and Directed by Woody Allen, Annie Hall is a film about the relationship between a New York City comedian (Woody Allen) and an aspiring nightclub singer (Diane Keaton). Full of engaging, thought provoking and humorous conversations, the film won 4 Oscars including the Oscar for Best Picture and is labelled as one of the genre's greatest.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075686/



Film for Thought - Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 6.45 pm - Screening of 'Touch of Evil' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Touch of Evil’ Name: Touch of Evil (1958)  Director: Orson Welles  Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles  Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes  About the film: After a time bomb explodes on the US-Mexico border, a police investigation is kicked off by a cop (Orson Welles) with a questionable history and a Mexican official (Charlton Heston) determined to ask the right questions. Over time, the Mexican official's wife (Janet Leigh) gets into the mix of what goes on to become a gripping investigation from more than one side.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052311/



Film for Thought - Wednesday, 12th April '17 at 6.30 pm - Screening of 'The Ghost Writer' at Sunaparanta
Film for Thought This Wednesday, 12th April 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Ghost Writer’ at Sunaparanta amphitheatre Film: The Ghost Writer (2010)  Director: Roman Polanski  Starring: Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams and Pierce Brosnan Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes  About the film:  A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, gets drawn into a bundle of inescapable, personal and political mysteries that begin to risk his own life. 



'Deliberated Time' exhibition in partnership with Gallerie 88 and Project 88 on at Sunaparanta till 30 April 2017
Two galleries, Project 88 and Gallerie 88, with unique, singular voices and a shared antecedence come together to present some of their finest artists in Goa. Spanning over four decades, these artists include legends such as Somnath Hore and Gobardhan Ash to younger voices such as Neha Choksi and Andew Voogel; artist Sarnath Banerjee’s playful spot-the-difference format to depict varying lengths of time to Raqs Media Collective’s unseen work in India. A constellation of young and senior artists, classic as well as postmodern voices, Deliberated Time is a celebration of the two galleries, which, for the first time, show their artists together.  The show is curated by Honorary Director, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi. Mumbai’s Project 88, founded by Sree Banerjee has been invited to the Frieze Art Fair, while Kolkata’s Supriya Banerjee has fostered some of the most significant artists of Bengal. The exhibition is on view at Sunaparanta until 30th April 2017 and is open to all.



Film for Thought - Wednesday, 5th April '17 at 6.30 pm - Screening of 'A Fistful of Dollars' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesay, 5th April 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ at Sunaparanta amphi theatre Film: A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Director:  Sergio Leone Writers:  Adriano Bolzoni, Victor Andrés Cantena Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté Run-time:  1 hr 39 mins About the Film: A clever, mysterious gunfighter enters a small town and plays two historic enemies against each other.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058461/



`Women in Cinema: Day 3 (2nd April '17, 6.45 pm) Screening of `Mirch Masala at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta concludes the Women’s Film Festival this evening with the screening of Hindi film ‘Mirch Masala’ at 6.45 pm.  The screening will be presented by writer, Jugneeta Sudan at Sunaparanta amphi theatre MIRCH MASALA (1987) – Hindi with English subtitles Director: Ketan Mehta Writers: Shafi Hakim, Hriday Lani, Trijawani Sharma, Ketan Mehta Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Suresh Oberoi, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal Runtime: 128 mins About the Film: A gem of the eighties cinema, Mirch Masala is  set in colonial India and highlights the cruelty and tyranny of the subedars (tax collectors) and also the sexism of the  villagers in the face of oppression. This leads to the memorable climactic act of female defiance which has lost none of its power to this day.  Entry Free!  Seating on first come first serve basis 



Film for Thought: Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 6.30 pm Screening of Lars and the Real Girl at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 29th March 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ at the open air amphitheatre. Film: Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Directed by Craig Gillespie Written by Nancy Oliver Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider Run-time:  1 hr 46 mins About the Film  A young lonely man becomes a victim of his delusions by falling in love with a doll found on the internet.



`Women in Cinema Womens Film Festival at Sunaparanta from 31st March to 2nd April 2017
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents `Women in Cinema’, a three-day Women’s Film Festival to culminate the month-long celebrations to mark Women’s Day in March 2017 – at Sunaparanta amphi theatre from 31st March to 2nd April 2017. With help from a triptych of three films, scholar and writer Jugneeta Sudan leads us through the various roles women have been forced to embrace; rebelled against; and redefined by exercising individual agency. The revised screenings are detailed below: 31st March 2017, 6.30 pm THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Alice Walker (novel);  Menno Meyjes (screenplay) Cast: Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery Runtime: 153 mins About the Film: Steven Spielberg’s “first serious film” is an under-rated gem that was nominated for 11 Oscars in 1986. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, it features breakthrough performances by Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and is a deeply moving testimony to the transformative power of friendship and female bonding in the face of cruelty.   1st April 2017, 6.45 pm THELMA AND LOUISE (1991) Director: Ridley Scott Writer: Callie Khouri Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel Runtime: 130 mins About the Film: The versatile Ridley Scott’s controversial, feminist “women on the run, road picture” won an Oscar for Callie Khouri’s Original Screenplay in 1992. Featuring career best performances by Susan Sarandon as the feisty Louise and Geena Davis as the subdued Thelma, the film also has an early cameo by a young Brad Pitt as a smooth- talking cowboy. Journey along with Thelma and Louise as they reject the rule of law and the sexism of the patriarchy in this exciting, shocking and poignant film.    2nd April, 2017, 6.45pm MIRCH MASALA (1987) Director: Ketan Mehta Writers: Shafi Hakim, Hriday Lani, Trijawani Sharma, Ketan Mehta Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Suresh Oberoi, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal Runtime: 128 mins About the Film: A gem of the eighties cinema, Mirch Masala is  set in colonial India and highlights the cruelty and tyranny of the subedars (tax collectors) and also the sexism of the  villagers in the face of oppression. This leads to the memorable climactic act of female defiance which has lost none of its power to this day.  At Sunaparanta open air amphitheatre, Altinho, Panjim. The screenings are free and open to all.  Seating on first come first serve basis For more information kindly call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org



Film for Thought Wednesday 22nd March 17 at 6.30 pm Screening of Spanish film Wild Tales at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the Spanish film `Wild Tales’ at Sunaparanta amphi theatre. Film: Wild Tales (2014) – Spanish with English subtitles Written and Directed by Damián Szifron Cast: Oscar Martinez, Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Rita Cortese Run Time: 2 hrs About the Film The biggest hit in Argentinian film history, Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes [original title]) has gone on to become a worldwide sensation.  A funny, suspenseful, tense, sexy, violent, insane, timely, relevant and darkly comic anthology of 6 short stories, all centered around the theme of revenge, the last story provides a possible answer to the age old question – ‘should we avenge, or should we forgive?’ Starring the titans of Argentinian cinema, and exploring rage, betrayal, economics, rural/urban disparity and the common man’s struggles against a larger, brutal system, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.  The 4th and 5th stories are particularly relevant in the Indian context KINDLY NOTE: This film is strictly for Adults