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LGBTQ+ Film Festival #FiveFilmsForFreedom - 26 Mar '19, 6.45 pm at Sunaparanta

 

British Council and BFI Flare in association with  Sunaparanta -Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the screening of short films under  #FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ short-film celebration and digital campaign.  The five short films will be screened at the Sunaparanta amphitheatre on Tuesday, 26th March 2019 at 6.45pm. Duration of the films is 55 minutes.

The British Council in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, or together in groups, over an 11-day period (21 March – 31 March) each year. The programme, which features work by emerging filmmakers from across the world encourages people to watch the films in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities in places where freedom and equal rights are limited

 



Francophonie Celebration - Music concert with Christian Tschanz and Andreas Sigrist - 19 March 2019 at Sunaparanta

On the occasion of the French Language Celebration Week Francophonie 2019, Sunaparanta in association with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai and Alliance Francaise de Panjim-Goa is delighted to announce Christian Tschanz live in concert with guitarist Andreas Sigrist on Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 6.45 pm at Sunaparanta amphi theatre

Selected for the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen with his song Au Paradis, Swiss singer and songwriter Christian Tschanz will be performing live, for the first time in India, along with guitarist, Andreas Sigrist.  Whether you like pop, folk, rock songs or just the acoustic version, Tschanz will share his memories, stories and his reflections through his new album Glendora.

Entry free and on First-Come-First-Served basis

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

For more details, please do contact us via email: info@sgcfa.org OR call us on 0832-2421311



Film for Thought: 27th Mar 2019, 6.45 pm - Screening of `Mustang' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 27th March 2019 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Mustangat the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by John Menezes.

Film: Mustang (2015)

Country of Origin: France

Language: Turkish with English Subtitles

Directed by: Deniz Gamze Erguven

Starring: Elit Iscan, Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu and Ilayda Akdogan

Run-Time: 1 hr 37 mins

About the Film

France’s 2015 entry for the foreign language Oscar is a moving Turkish drama- thriller about the resilience of the female human spirit in the face of deep patriarchal domination.

The story is about 5 Turkish girls who are punished severely for the sin of `playing with boys’ by their conservative guardians.



Film for Thought: Screening of 2 Oscar-winning films `Mildred Pierce' and `Room' on 12th & 13th March '19 at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta presents ‘Motherhood’ Double - two Oscar-winning performances by actresses playing mothers in a double-bill about the perils and joys of motherhood on Tuesday, 12th March ’19 and Wednesday, 13th March ’19, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Tuesday, 12 March ’19, 6.30 pm

 

Film: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Run-Time: 1 hr 51 mins

We start off with Mildred Pierce starring the legendary Joan Crawford and directed by the great Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), a classic noir-murder mystery melodrama with the titular character struggling and surviving a world of irresponsible and sleazy men as she works her way up to success and wealth while at the same time spending it all on her spoilt and ungrateful daughter. Based on the novel by James M. Cain.

Wednesday, 13 March ’19, 6.30 pm

 

Film: Room (2015)

Run-Time: 1 hr 55 mins

We then continue with Room, Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel, a disturbing and deeply moving thriller-drama about a woman who raises a child in captivity for years and then plots the child’s escape.  Sad and hopeful in equal measure, Brie Larson is exceptional in her Oscar winning role but Jacob Tremblay is also magnificent as the unwanted child who becomes her reason for hope.

Both these films grapple with ever-relevant women’s issues like involuntary confinement, gender-roles and ‘the daily struggle of simply being a woman.’

ALSO KINDLY NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO FILM SCREENING ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH MARCH ’19.

 

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

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

 



Mixed Media workshop with Chaitali Morajkar on 9th & 10th March 2019 at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce `Mixed Media’ workshop with artist Chaitali Morajkar on 9th March ’19 (3.00 pm to 6.00 pm) & 10th March ’19 (10.30 am to 1.30 pm)

Escape into the wonderful world of Mixed Media Art with Chaitali Morajkar in a 2-day workshop exploring techniques, creative ideas and how to combine a variety of visual art media in creating a unique artwork on canvas.

For 13 years and above

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

Limited seats!

For more details and to register, please call us on 2421311 or email info@sgcfa.org

 



Talk on artist FN Souza by Jugneeta Sudan at Sunaparanta - Mon 4 March'19, 6.30 pm

As part of the ongoing exhibition Souza in the 40s, Sunaparanta invites you to a talk by Jugneeta Sudan - ‘Rethinking Representation: The Female Nude in FN Souza’s Early Art’ on Monday, 4th March 2019, 6.30 pm.

"Souza’s portraiture calls attention to ideas of representation at a time when it is a burning topic of contention around the world. Souza’s early figurative art keenly opens up an alternative perspective, inviting viewers to see human bodies from a new angle, and as a result altering the perceptions of a society. Contrary to her jaded erotic image, in Souza’s figurative art (1940-49), the female is constructed and managed internally, no longer exposed and vulnerable, but assertive and powerful. What is at stake here is fundamental to our understanding of the new woman invented by Souza, resplendent in her sexuality, making an incisive cut through the 2500 years of conditioning by patriarchal art and popular culture'.

Jugneeta Sudan is an academic, an art & literary critic and poet based in Goa. In her journey with literary criticism, critic as an artist, her writing births new perspectives of existing ways of seeing. She has presented her critical views on the international artist FN Souza at Fundacao Oriente, The Story of Space Festival and Serendipity Arts Festival. Her writings have appeared in Art India and various other publications.

Souza in the 40s documents the beginnings of the artist’s career as well as those of the Modernist movement in India.  The artist’s move to London in 1949 is the end point of the show, which features only works produced in India. 

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

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

 



Film for Thought: Marvellous March @ Sunaparanta - Film Screenings on 5th, 12th, 13th & 27th March '19

We are delighted to present Marvellous March @ Sunaparanta - film screenings presented by Arvind Sivakumaran are as scheduled below:

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 6.30 pm  

Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C Scott, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones

About the Film

Made at the height of the Cold War, Stanley Kubrick’s tense and satiric comedy-thriller about a world on the brink of nuclear annihilation seems even more relevant as the years roll on. Peter Sellers is the standout playing 3 different roles representing 3 different nationalities (American, British and German)

Dr. Strangelove is also a hilarious exploration of the culture and crisis of toxic hyper-masculinity that often results in unwarranted military aggression. 

Other films to look out for this March:

  • Mildred Pierce (1945) on Tuesday, 12th March 2019 at 6.30 pm
  • Room (2015) on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 at 6.30 pm
  • Mustang (2015) on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 at 6.30 pm

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

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

 



Grinding Stories - Songs from Goa on Friday, 8 March 2019, 7.00 pm at Sunaparanta

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with India Foundation for the Arts & The Heritage Network invite you to `Grinding Stories’ Songs from Goa: a poetic exploration of women’s voices - on Friday, 8th March 2019, 7.00 pm

The program brings together vernacular and translated renditions of ‘oviyo’ songs that are sung over the grinding stone by women in rural Goa.  Word, movement and objects come together in an experiential tableau that symbolically explores domestic spaces and gendered objects, highlighting women’s resilience.   

Programme highlights:

Oviyos & Performance by: Sarojini Bhiva Gaonkar, Shubhada Chari & Rucheera Verekar

Directed by: Anagha Deshpande

Presentation and Reading by: Heta Pandit and Lina Vincent

Venue: Sunaparanta amphi theatre, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji – Goa

Please do contact us via email: info@sgcfa.org OR call us on 0832-2421311 for more details



Talk by Jugneeta Sudan as part of `Souza in the 40s' exhibition at Sunaparanta - 26 Feb '19, 6.30 pm

As part of the ongoing exhibition Souza in the 40s, Sunaparanta invites you to a talk by Jugneeta Sudan - ‘Rethinking Representation: The Female Nude in FN Souza’s Early Art’ on Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 6.30 pm

"Souza’s portraiture calls attention to ideas of representation at a time when it is a burning topic of contention around the world. Souza’s early figurative art keenly opens up an alternative perspective, inviting viewers to see human bodies from a new angle, and as a result altering the perceptions of a society. Contrary to her jaded erotic image, in Souza’s figurative art (1940-49), the female is constructed and managed internally, no longer exposed and vulnerable, but assertive and powerful. What is at stake here is fundamental to our understanding of the new woman invented by Souza, resplendent in her sexuality, making an incisive cut through the 2500 years of conditioning by patriarchal art and popular culture'

Jugneeta Sudan is an academic, an art & literary critic and poet based in Goa. In her journey with literary criticism, critic as an artist, her writing births new perspectives of existing ways of seeing. She has presented her critical views on the international artist FN Souza at Fundacao Oriente, The Story of Space Festival and Serendipity Arts Festival. Her writings have appeared in Art India and various other publications. 

Souza in the 40s documents the beginnings of the artist’s career as well as those of the Modernist movement in India.  The artist’s move to London in 1949 is the end point of the show, which features only works produced in India. 

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

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

 



Film for Thought: 27 Feb 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Roman Holiday' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 27th February 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Roman Holiday’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

Film: Roman Holiday (1953)

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert

Run-Time: 1 hr 58 mins

About the Film

Audrey Hepburn is luminous in her Oscar winning role as the disillusioned and bored princess who runs away from her mundane life of royalty for “a glorious day on the town” in scenic Rome. Along for the ride are journalists Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert but William Wyler’s classic will always be remembered for Audrey’s breakthrough role. As Wyler reportedly said “She was perfect.... unconventional, no tight-fitting clothes, no high heels. She will be a sensation”