Upcoming Programs

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Film for Thought: Wednesday, 21st February `18 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `The Heiress' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 21st February ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Heiress at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Heiress (1949)

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Run-Time: 1 hr 54 mins

About the Film 

Staying with the Oscar winning Fontaine-Havilland sisters, Sunaparanta presents the other De Havilland sister, Olivia, in her Oscar winning performance as a naïve and timid heiress who is wooed by the dashing Montgomery Clift.  The excellent cast also includes Miriam Hopkins of Design for Living and Ralph Richardson.

Based on the play of the same name, that was inspired by the Henry James novel `Washington Square’, The Heiress was nominated for 8 Oscars winning 4.


`When the Day Was Young' - short play by The Mustard See Art Co on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with The Mustard Seed Art Company presents `When the Day Was Young’ – a short original play that shines a colourful spotlight on seniors who retire from active life.

Cast includes: Aryan Bhobe, Karishma Alvares, Kiran Bhandari, Marisse Bhobe, Melanie Garreth & Suvarna Bandekar

Direction & Script by:  Isabel S R Vas

Date: Monday, 26th February 2018 at 6.45 pm

Venue: Sunaparanta amphitheatre

In its 31st year, The Mustard Seed Art Company continues to bring themes like these to the stage.  Local artists get together to create drama, music, song and dance.  When the Day Was Young is the 66th play performed by this amateur theatre group.

Free and Open to All!

For more details kindly call us on 2421311 or write to: info@sgcfa.org


Sunaparanta's `Home in the City: Bombay 1976-Mumbai 2016' by Sooni Taraporevala at The Whitworth, Manchester
Sooni Taraporevala, with whom Sunaparanta enjoys a lasting working relationship, enjoys her first UK solo show: Home in the City, Bombay 1976-Mumbai 2016.  Curated by Sunaparanta Honorary Director, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, with patronage from Sunaparanta founders, Dattaraj Salgaocar and Dipti Salgaocar, the show commissioned by Dr. Maria Balshaw opened at the Whitworth on March 4th 2017 and will be on view till 28 February 2018. The series of black and white photographs depict life in Bombay/Mumbai from 1976 to 2016.  Capturing the city in which she grew, Sooni’s images, cutting across class and community lines are an insider’s affectionate view, exploring a metropolis, as its shape shifted over four decades.  These works are personal documents of the city’s eccentrics, its children, its elderly and its landscape. On 20th July 2017, Sooni Taraporevala gave a rare insight into her black-and-white photographs within the exhibition ‘Home in the City: Bombay 1976-Mumbai 2016’ at The Whitworth, Manchester.

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 14th February '18 at 6.30 pm- Screening of `Suspicion' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 14th February ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of Alfred Hitchcok film ‘Suspicion’ at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: Suspicion (1941)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant

Run-Time: 100 mins

About the Film 

Joan Fontaine won a deserved Oscar for her performance as a shy heiress who begins to suspect that her charming and irresistible beau (Cary Grant) may not be the person he claims to be. 

TRIVIA: Fontaine remains the only actress to ever win an acting Oscar for a Hitchcock film. 


Film for Thought- 7th Feb '18, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Punch-Drunk Love' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 7th February ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Written & Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Run Time: 88 mins

‘The End is Only the Beginning’  -  In the spirit of this theme of Sensorium 2018, Sunaparanta presents “Punch-Drunk Love”, Paul Thomas Anderson’s whimsical, experimental, surreal, weird and hopeful love story. 

Barry Egan is lonely, angry, miserable, dominated and seemingly going nowhere. Into his mundane yet chaotic world comes Lena, a ray of hope but will Barry be able to conquer the crazy obstacles in their path ranging from his temper outbursts to the fallout of a phone sex-chat and pudding?

Drawing on the ‘theatre of the absurd’ and ‘science fiction films of the 1950’s’  and featuring an experimental  music score by Jon Brion, that is simultaneously jarring and melodious, Punch-Drunk Love features a career acting high for the mainstream comic Adam Sandler and won the award for  BEST DIRECTOR at the 2002 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.




Sensorium 2018: Screening of Dan Wolman film `An Israeli Love Story' on 8 Feb `18 at Sunaparanta

As part of Sensorium 2018: The End is Only the Beginning, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with the Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai invite you to a special screening of a Dan Wolman film An Israeli Love Story on Thursday, 8th February 2018 at 6.45 pm.

As Israeli Love Story is a story of 18-year old Margalit, her love for theatre and her desire to be an actor.  She meets 24-year old Eli Ben Zvi whom she falls in love with, however dramatic events preceeding the birth of Israel rupture the narrative as their lives unfold.

Guest presenter and award-winning director, Dan Wolman will introduce the film.

Please join us for refreshments at 6.15 pm

Venue: Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, 63/C-8, Near Army House, Altinho, Panjim – Goa

Kindly call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org for more details



10 Feb `18, 6.30 pm-Western Classical Music Concert by Marialena Fernandes at Sunaparanta

As a part of Sensorium 2018, edition The End is Only the Beginning, Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts is proud to present Trio Inferno (Austria) featuring Marialena Fernandes, Piano; Barna Bánfi, Saxophone; Mareike Jankowski, mezzo soprano on Saturday, 10th February 2018 at 6:30 pm.

The programme includes compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Verdi, Bartok, Piazzolla and popular Spanish, Gypsy and Hungarian folk music.

In addition, a workshop for voice and saxophone will be conducted by the performers on 6th February, 2018, 5pm. Mezzo Soprano Mareike will speak to the participants about body preparation, breathing technique, warming up on vowels, mouth position, etc. The workshop will benefit singers in choral groups as well as all those training in classical singing.  Participants interested in interacting with the Saxophonist can carry their instruments.

Free and open to all!


Venue: Sunaparanta amphitheatre, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji - Goa

For more details and to register, please call on 2421311 / 9767864206 or write to: info@sgcfa.org

Film for Thought: 24th Jan '18 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Sullivan's Travels' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 24th January ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Sullivan’s Travels’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Written & Directed by: Preston Sturges

Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake

Run Time: 90 mins

About the Film

Preston Sturges' classic comedy about a film director who dresses as a tramp and hits the road to “learn about poverty” is one of the best films about the power of movies as a mass medium and the “importance and necessity of entertainment”. 


Film for Thought: 10th Jan '18 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Eat Drink Man Woman' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 10th January ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwanese with English subtitles) – 1994

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: James Schamus, Ang Lee and Hui-Ling Wang

Cast: Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang

Run Time: 2 hrs

About the Film

Ang Lee's (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) delightful comedy/drama about food and family is the story of widower Chef Chu who lives in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters. Centered around the ritual of an elaborate family dinner each Sunday, the film follows the love lives of the family members as they struggle with life's challenges, modernity in a rapidly changing Taiwan and each other.

So bring your appetites to Sunapranta this Wednesday, as the opening five minute cooking sequence is a visual feast.

TRIVIA : This film's deft handling of the bond between sisters got Ang Lee  the job to direct the similar themed "Sense and Sensibilty" a year later, that eventually  led to his prolific and Oscar winning Hollywood career.

The screening will be followed by a 12-min “Making of” featurette where Ang Lee discusses “Eat Drink Man Woman”


Film for Thought: 3rd Jan 18 at 6.30 pm, screening of The Prince of Tides at Sunaparanta

We are happy to announce our weekly film screenings from this coming week.  Members are kindly requested to note that Film Club membership renewal & new membership will begin from 2nd January 2018.  Kindly call the office for more details.

This Wednesday, 3rd January ’18 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Prince of Tides’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: The Prince of Tides (1991)

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

Cast: Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Kate Nelligan, Blythe Danner

Run Time: 2 hrs 10 mins

About the Film:

Barbara Streisand is one of the giants of the American Cinema-an actress, singer, lyricist, director and a two-time Oscar winner. 

The Prince of Tides is her beautiful, under-rated directorial high point about loss, family, abuse, romance, suicide and grief. The story of the relationship between a damaged schoolteacher and his sister's psychiatrist, the film explores the difficulty of overcoming past traumas and embracing the beauty of life's ordinariness.

With James Newton Howard's moving music score and Nick Nolte's career defining performance as a man trying to find value in his seemingly empty life, "The Prince of Tides" inspires all of us as we grapple to find our place in the universe and make the best of whatever life and love has to offer.

This film is based on the novel by Pat Conroy and nominated for 7 Oscars