Upcoming Programs

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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.

'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.

`Women in Cinema Womens Film Festival curated by Jugneeta Sudan from 31st March to 2nd April 2017 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce a three-day Women’s Film Festival to culminate the month-long celebrations to mark Women’s Day in March 2017.  Curated by academic, writer and literary critic, Jugneeta Sudan, the festival `Women in Cinema – Deconstructing Traditional Roles and Carving New Identities’ will be held from 31st March to 2nd April 2017 at Sunaparanta amphitheatre. Programme details: Friday, 31st March 2017 6.30 pm: Jugneeta Sudan will begin the festival with a presentation titled `Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History’ This will be followed by the screening of Jane Eyre (English with subtitles) at 7.00 pm Director: Cary Fukunaga; Writer: Charlotte Bronte (novel) Duration: 110 mins Jane Eyre, a governess, manages to find her true love in Edward Rochester, the owner of an old mansion. However, Edward has a dark secret (mad woman in the attic) that will change Jane's life forever. Saturday, 1st April 2017, 6.45 pm Film: The Hours (English with subtitles) Director: Stephen Daldry; Writer: Michael Cunningham (novel) Duration: 110 mins The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. Sunday, 2nd April, 2017, 6.45pm Film: Persepolis (English with subtitles) Director: Marjane Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud; Writer: Marjane Satrapi Duration: 96 mins Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the film traces Satrapi's growth from childhood to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family are detained and then executed. 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  

`Hitting the Fourth Wall & Street Dog: A Musical In Stages Final Performance-Saturday, 18 March 2017, 6.45 pm at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents `Hitting the Fourth Wall’ – an adaptation of a Gemma Sneddon play and `Street Dog: A Musical’ – a script written and performed by the students of In Stages – a theatre company for young adults.  Directed by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya Produced by Ruth B Costa Art Direction by Shallu Sharma Saturday, 18th March 2017 at 6.45 pm at Sunaparanta amphi theatre In Stages – A Theatre Company for Young Adults at Sunaparanta is a 35-week theatre programme facilitated by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya with guest facilitators like Chitra Palekar, Glenn Hayden, Keya D’Souza, Shallu Sharma, Marianne Borgo and Diniz Sanchez This performance is open to all! Do call us on (0832)2421311 or Email: info@scfa.org for more details

Film for Thought - 15 March 2017 at 6.30 pm - Screening of film 'All About Eve' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 15th March 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘All About Eve’ at Sunaparanta amphitheatre Film: All about Eve (1950) Written and Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe Run-Time: 2 hrs 17 mins About the Film  One of the greatest 'women's pictures' ever made, this multiple Oscar winning classic is an acerbic look at the theatre world.  Led by the incomparable Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the dialogue has never been sharper or funnier in this sharp commentary on ambition, social climbing, and opportunism. Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy night!

Film for Thought - 8th March 2017 at 6.30 pm - Screening of 'Singin' in the Rain' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 8th March 2017 at 6.30 pm Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ at Sunaparanta amphitheatre. Film: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Donald O' Connor Run Time: 1 hr 44 mins The Academy Awards just ended and `La La Land’, an ode to classic musicals and Hollywood won 6 awards. In the spirit of that, Sunapranta presents Singin' in the Rain, perhaps the most joyous and vibrant musical ever made. Besides showcasing the incredible dancing and singing talents of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O Connor, the film is also a hilarious look at Hollywood in the late 1920's as it navigates through the awkward transition from silent cinema to the sound era. 

Open Day: Mango Tree & Pencil to Portfolio-Exhibition of works on 4 March 2017, 5.30 pm
Sunaparanta’s year-long visual art programmes end with an exhibition of works by the students of Mango Tree after-school Art Programme and Pencil to Portfolio, aged between 5 and 18 years.  We are proud to invite you all tomorrow, Saturday 4th March ’17 between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm to view the works created by the students during 2016-17 through 30 sessions at Sunaparanta. Mango Tree after-school Art Programme completes eight years and Pencil to Portfolio four years –  our thanks to the wonderful team of facilitators for their commitment to continually raise the standards of the visual arts programming – Rajendra Usapkar, Chaitali Morajkar, Ramdas Gadekar, Liz Kemp, Rani Sarin, Anushya Sharma, Vijay Bhandare, Swapnesh Vaigankar, Siddharth Gosavi, Bhisaji Gadekar, Kalidas Mhamal, Diptej Vernekar. Our gratitude to all parents/guardians for supporting the visual art programmes.  We shall be back with a new, innovative and exciting curriculum beginning June 2017! Sunaparanta Team  

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 1st March 2017 at 6.30 pm - screening of 'Ordinary People' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 1st March 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of `Ordinary People’ at Sunaparanta amphi theatre.  Film:  Ordinary People (1980) Director: Robert Redford Cast:  Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Judd Hirsch Run Time:  124 mins About the Film Robert Redford's brilliant directorial debut Ordinary People deservedly won four Oscars for 1980 including Best Picture and Best Director. The deeply moving, understated and quiet portrayal of a family that's falling apart in affluent, suburban America still inspires a generation of young filmmakers from P.T. Anderson to Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by The Sea).    

French Film Festival at Sunaparanta from 22nd to 24th February 2017
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to announce French Film Festival in collaboration with Alliance Française, Panjim.  Curated by French actress Marianne Borgo, the festival will run from 22nd to 24th February 2017 at Sunaparanta open air amphitheatre Film schedule as below: 22nd February 2017, 6.15 pm Film: The Chorus - French with English subtitles; Director: Christophe Barratier; Duration: 92 mins About the Film: An unemployed music teacher finds a job as proctor in a correctional boarding school for minors.  He is stunned by the harsh reality of the school’s routine – particularly the extreme, largely ineffectual policies of the school’s director.  The teacher sets out to change the pupils’ lives by acquainting them with the magic and power of music 22nd February 2017, 8.10 pm Film: 8 Women - French with English subtitles; Director: François Ozon; Duration: 105 mins About the Film:  One murdered man! Eight women! Each seems to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Each has a motive…Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual and dangerous…one of them is guilty. But who? 23rd February 2017, 6.30 pm Film: La vie en rose - French with English subtitles; Director: Olivier Dahan; Duration: 134 mins About the Film:  This is a biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19.  Despite her success, Piaf’s life was filled with tragedy. 24th February 2017, 6.30 pm Film: Jean de Florette - French with English subtitles; Director: Claude Berri; Duration: 116 mins About the Film:  A greedy landowner and his simple-minded nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. A wholly captivating, emotionally powerful & beautifully photographed classic epic of innocence, evil, greed and revenge. Venue: Sunaparanta open air amphitheatre, Altinho, Panjim Screenings for 18 years and above! Entry Free!  Seating on first come first serve basis For more details kindly call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org