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Evite: to Play Reading Rang Karnad of late Dr. Girish Karnad on 26 July 19

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with Dhaee Aakhar, Goa invite you to ‘Rang Karnad’ – a tribute to renowned playwright, actor, filmmaker, Dr. Girish Karnad on Friday, 26 July ’19 at 6.30 pm.

This play reading session in Hindi and English will explore the world of Girish Karnad’s three thought-provoking plays, ‘Nagamandala’, ‘Tughlaq’ and ‘Bikhre Bimb’, excerpts of these will be presented by Mamata Verlekar, Assistant Professor, Dept of Hindi, Government College, Sanquelim and Ramita Gurav, Associate Professor, Dept of Hindi, St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Goa.

Dr. Girish Karnad was a Rhodes Scholar, recipient of Padma Bhushan and Jnanpith Award who wrote 15 plays in his lifetime, all in the Kannada language. Some of his well-known plays are ‘Yayati’ (1961), ‘Tughlaq’ (1964), ‘Hayavadana’ (1972), ‘Nagamandala’ (1988), ‘Odakalu Bimba’ (2006), ‘Benda Kaalu on Toast’ (2012), among others.  The interesting aspect about his plays was his use of mythology, folklore, and history to speak about contemporary issues and have been translated in various languages and performed all over the country and abroad.

Dhaee Aakhar, Goa is a group of individuals from varied backgrounds having common love and passion for art, culture, literature, and cinema and with the aim to spread love and harmony with the help of art.

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

The event is open to all!



Film for Thought: 24 July 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `A Place in the Sun' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘A Place in the Sun’ at the indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: A Place in the Sun (1951)

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring:  Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

Run-Time: 2 hrs

One of the ‘forgotten’ classics of the 50's, ‘A Place in the Sun’ stars two Hollywood legends, Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as star crossed lovers in this tragic and poignant love triangle that also is a critique on ambition, upward social mobility and the American dream.

Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Based in part on Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy based on a true story, the film is also a major influence on Woody Allen's "Match Point".

Next film this month:

Wednesday, 31st July ’19

Film: Splendor in the Grass (1961)   | 2 hrs

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery

Kindly contact us for more details: Tel: 0832-2421311 / Email: info@sgcfa.org



- Film for Thought: 17 July 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Hud' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 17th July 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Hud’ at the indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: Hud (1963)

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Cinematography by: James Wong Howe

Starring: Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon de Wilde

Run-Tim: 1 hr 53 mins

Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas and James Wong Howe won deserving oscars but the film belongs to PAUL NEWMAN as the cold, bitter, selfish and brutal anti-hero HUD BANNON who became a popular icon for an entire generation though the filmmakers clearly intended differently. The story revolves around the conflict between Hud and his rancher father as they fight to shape the mind of Hud’s nephew Lonnie (Brandon De Wilde). Patricia Neal plays the tough and world- wise housekeeper trying to keep things on an even keel.

Based on the Larry McMurtry novel “Horsemen Pass by”

Other films to look out for this month:

Wednesday, 24th July ’19 

Film: A Place in the Sun (1951)   | Duration: 2 hrs

Directed by: George Stevens

Wednesday, 31st July ’19

Film: Splendor in the Grass (1961)   | 2 hrs

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery

Kindly contact us for more details: Tel: 0832-2421311 / Email: info@sgcfa.org

 



Film for Thought: 10 July 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Sing Street' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 10th July 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Sing Street’ at the indoor gallery, presented by John Menezes

 

Film: Sing Street (2016)

Director: John Carney (Once, Begin Again)

Cast: Ferdia-Walsh Peelo, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton 

Run Time: 1 hr 46 mins

Set in Dublin in the mid 80's, Sing Street is a joyous celebration of youth, love, music and eternal positivity in the midst of upheaval and family turmoil. Filled with instantly memorable songs Drive it like you Stole it, The Riddle of the Model, Up, the film follows a young schoolboy who starts a band to win the love of the "girl across the street". 



In-House Visual Art & Theatre Programmes at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta's on-going Visual Arts and Theatre programmes for the year 2019-20:

Mango Tree after-school Art Programme: Programme headed by artists Chaitali Morajkar & Ramdas Gadekar with guest artists Assavri Kulkarni (Photographer), Siddesh Gaunekar (Animator), Anushya Sharma (Contemporary Artist), Ruth Costa (Musician), Alice D’Souza (Mixed Media), Keya D’Souza (Choreographer), Arundhati Chattopadhyaya (Theatre Practitioner)

Age Group:  5 to 9 years – Classes every Thursday

Pencil to Portfolio (Juniors):  Programme headed by artist Chaitali Morajkar with guest artists Assavri Kulkarni (Photographer), Siddesh Gaunekar (Animator)

Age Group: 10 to 12 years – Classes every Friday

Pencil to Portfolio (Adults):  Programme headed by artist, Rajendra Usapkar with guest artists Siddharth Gosavi and Vijay Bhandare

Age Group: 13 years & above – Classes every Saturday

‘In Stages’ – Theatre company for Young Adults: Programme facilitated by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya (Dancer & Theatre Practitioner) & Keya Ann D’Souza (Contemporary Dancer & Choreographer) with guest facilitators Chitra Palekar (Actress, Filmmaker & Script Writer) and Marianne Borgo (French Actress & Producer).

Age Group: 12 to 16 years – Classes every Saturday

Admissions Open   |  Limited Seats!!!

For more details and to register, please call us on (0832)2421311 or mail us on info@sgcfa.org

 



New Exciting Programmes in Visual Arts & Theatre beginning at Sunaparanta!

Sunaparanta is delighted to announce another exciting year in Visual Arts and Theatre, beginning June 2019, with an all-new curriculum in Mango Tree after-school Art programme, Pencil to Portfolio (Juniors & Adults) and In Stages - Theatre Company for young adults

Mango Tree after-school Art Programme: Programme headed by artists Chaitali Morajkar & Ramdas Gadekar with guest artists Assavri Kulkarni (Photographer), Siddesh Gaunekar (Animator), Anushya Sharma (Contemporary Artist), Ruth Costa (Musician), Alice D’Souza (Mixed Media), Keya D’Souza (Choreographer), Arundhati Chattopadhyaya (Theatre Practitioner)

Age Group:  5 to 9 years – Classes every Thursday

Pencil to Portfolio (Juniors):  Programme headed by artist Chaitali Morajkar with guest artists Assavri Kulkarni (Photographer), Siddesh Gaunekar (Animator)

Age Group: 10 to 12 years – Classes every Friday

Pencil to Portfolio (Adults):  Programme headed by artist, Rajendra Usapkar with guest artists Siddharth Gosavi and Vijay Bhandare

Age Group: 13 years & above – Classes every Saturday

‘In Stages’ – Theatre company for Young Adults: Programme facilitated by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya (Dancer & Theatre Practitioner) & Keya Ann D’Souza (Contemporary Dancer & Choreographer) with guest facilitators Chitra Palekar (Actress, Filmmaker & Script Writer) and Marianne Borgo (French Actress & Producer).

Age Group: 12 to 16 years – Classes every Saturday

All Programmes begin end June 2019  | Admissions Open   |  Limited Seats!!!

For more details and to register, please call us on (0832)2421311 or mail us on info@sgcfa.org

 



Film for Thought: Sports Fever @Sunaparanta-Screening of `Searching for Bobby Fischer' on 3 July 2019

Sports Fever @Sunaparanta continues with the screening of ‘Searching for Bobby Fischer’ on 3rd July ’19 at the indoor gallery, to be presented by John Menezes.

Film: Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) (Chess)

Starring: Ben Kingsley

Duration: 1 hr 49 mins

The “sports film with rare intelligence”, Steve Zaillian’s introspective drama follows a young child prodigy Josh, as he grapples with the different approaches, strategies and techniques thrown at him by chess coaches and parents who try to cultivate the next Bobby Fischer.

Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery

Kindly contact us for more details: Tel: 0832-2421311 / Email: info@sgcfa.org



Screening of documentary: Pani: Women, Drugs and Kathmandu - Sun, 30 June '19, 5 pm at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Sangath and Hindu Pharmacy invite you to the screening of documentary Pani: Women, Drugs and Kathmandu, a film by Raúl Gallego Abellán, on Sunday, 30th June 2019, 5 pm.  A SEFF 2018 Best International Documentary, this film highlights the life of female opioid addicts in Kathmandu.   Duration: 1 hr 50 mins

The screening will be followed by a discussion by Mr. Shrikant B., Counsellor and Data Analyst, Kripa Foundation and Q&A

`Goa TALES (Talk, Act, Listen, Engage, Share)’ is Hindu Pharmacy and Sangath’s year-long mental health advocacy campaign that focuses on debunking myths and spreading awareness on various aspects of mental health.  With an aim to target a variety of conditions, with each month highlighting a different condition, this month focuses on substance use and addictions.

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

Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019   |    5 pm

Screening is free and open to 18 yrs and above

 



Film for Thought: Sports Fever @ Sunaparanta - Film Screenings on 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 June & 3 July 2019

It’s world-cup time and to celebrate this month and half of non-stop sport we present ‘Sports Fever @ Sunaparanta’.  Over the next 4 weeks we will showcase six “sports” films that explore the sports field as a metaphor for the game of life.  Presented by Arvind Sivakumaran, the films will be screened at Sunaparanta indoor gallery on 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 26th June & 3rd July 2019

Films scheduled as below:

Tuesday, 11th June ’19 (Basketball) 

Film: Hoosiers (1986)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper

Duration: 1 hr 55 mins

Recently voted “the fourth best sports film of all time” by The American Film Institute, ‘Hoosiers’ features one of Hackman’s most under-rated performances as the coach of a small-town high-school basketball team.

 

Wednesday, 12th June ’19 (Athletics) 

Film: Chariots of Fire (1981)

Starring: Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, Ben Cross

Duration: 2 hrs 5 mins

The winner of the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture is remembered mainly for Vangelis’ moving and ethereal music score but is also a beautifully directed drama of two British athletes competing in the 1924 Paris Olympics – one runs to fight bigotry and the other for the greater glory of God.

 

Tuesday, 18th June ’19 (Golf) 

Film: Tin Cup (1996)

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

Duration: 2 hrs 14 mins

Kevin Costner shines as the loser golf “pro” in this romantic sports comedy who’s always had the talent but not the temperament to make it in the big league. Fate gives him another chance to overcome his mental baggage and finally achieve glory but can he overcome his self destructive nature and win the US open or will he forever remain the “great” that no one has heard of?

 

Wednesday, 19th June ’19 (Baseball) 

Film: The Natural (1984)

Starring: Robert Redford

Duration: 2 hrs 18 mins

With a strong emphasis on myth, mysticism and divinity, this allegorical and inspirational adaptation of Bernard Malamud’s novel is a beautifully shot and inspiring parable of Roy Hobbs, the late bloomer who lost his way at a young age but returns to defy age and prove the adage that that you can never put down real talent even in the sports world where youth always has the advantage. 

 

Wednesday, 26th June ’19 (Football) 

Film: Fever Pitch (1997)

Starring: Colin Firth

Duration: 1 hr 42 mins

A film that deals with the fan rather than the sportsman, Colin Firth is excellent in an early comedic role as the football mad Arsenal fanatic whose loyalty to the football club threatens his peace of mind and romantic relationship with his football-averse schoolteacher colleague.

 

Wednesday, 3rd July ’19 (Chess) 

Film: Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Starring: Ben Kingsley

Duration: 1 hr 49 mins

The “sports film with rare intelligence”, Steve Zaillian’s introspective drama follows a young child prodigy Josh, as he grapples with the different approaches, strategies and techniques thrown at him by chess coaches and parents who try to cultivate the next Bobby Fischer.



Film for Thought: 5 June 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `The Place Beyond the Pines' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 5th June 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘The Place Beyond the Pinesat the indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Written & Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne

Duration: 2 hrs 18 mins

“I believe in ancestry and legacy and how things don’t go away”- Cianfrance

This under-rated and ambitious thriller-drama about the cycle of inherited poverty and privilege is uniquely structured, deeply moving and features some of the best performances of future stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

A harsh indictment of the ‘mythical’ American dream, Cianfrance examines the great disparity between the poor whose lack of options ensures their constant struggle for survival and the white elites whose privilege never leaves them.

The film also poses these important questions-

Who are the real criminals? What’s the difference between lawbreakers and its upholders? Does privilege ever go away or is it simply passed on from generation to generation?