Upcoming Programs

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Film for Thought: 24 April 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Radio Days' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 24th April 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening ofRadio Daysat Sunaparanta indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: Radio Days (1987)

Written & Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Julie Kavner, Dianne Wiest

Run-Time: 87 mins

This lesser known gem is a nostalgic and comedic look at the glory days of American radio, its performers and the impact of this “new” medium on normal working class families in the 30's and 40's.


Sketch Club with Ramdas Gadekar beginning 14 April '19 at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta presents Sketch Club with Ramdas Gadekar beginning 14th April 2019 at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts

Introduction to:

  • Pencil and Charcoal
  • Line and Object Drawing
  • Still Life
  • Head Study
  • Figure Study

Enroll for 6 Sundays beginning 14th April 2019

Time: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Ages: 12 years and above     |     All levels welcome!

Limited seats - To register, please call us on 2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org

Film for Thought: 17 April 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `The Big Sleep' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening ofThe Big Sleepat Sunaparanta indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Big Sleep (1946)

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Elisha Cook Jr.

Run-Time: 1 hr 54 mins

Howard Hawks often said ‘A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes’ and this classic noir- mystery is the finest illustration of his theory. 

It is also arguably the most enjoyable film that almost no one completely understands. The labyrinthine plot was too confusing for even the writer of the novel on which it was based and Raymond Chandler when questioned about a plot point famously replied “Dammit, I don’t know either!”

No one seems to care. What audiences enjoy even today is the crackling, pulpy fast-paced dialogue, the incomparable chemistry between Bogart and Bacall and the moody Chandlerian world where women are beautiful, duplicitous, always available and more dangerous than the guns the hoodlums carry around like handkerchiefs.


Film for Thought: 10 April 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `The Fortune Cookie' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 10th April 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Fortune Cookie’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran


Film: The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich

Run-Time: 2 hrs 2 mins

About the Film

Walter Matthau won his only Oscar for his hilarious performance as Whiplash Willie, the sleazy lawyer persuading his brother-in-law Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) to fake a serious injury so that he can claim insurance money. With the insurance investigators hot on their trail, Harry and Willie must keep the act going to avoid detection.  The film’s characters were a major influence on Cameron Crowe’s “Jerry Maguire”. Also remade in Hindi as "Lakhon Ki Baat"

Book Launch: `Shadow of the Palm Tree' by Vatsala Mendonca - 7 April 2019, 6.30 pm

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts invites you to celebrate the book launch of Shadow of the Palm Tree by Vatsala Mendonça on Sunday, 7th April 2019, 6.30 pm

The author will be in conversation with Journalist, Devika Sequeira.  The book will be released by Novelist, Critic & Scriptwriter Damodar Mauzo

Shortlisted for the Jaipur BookMark’s First Book Club 2018, Shadow of the Palm Tree spotlights a little-known facet of Goan history…the presence of African slaves in Goa who were brought down from Portuguese-Africa.  Over the years, some Goans not only bought slaves but joined the slave trade.  The novel tells the story of the Abreus who as a result of their role in this lucrative trade, received not just power and prestige but a curse that echoed across the generations.

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

Open to all!

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


Film for Thought: 03 April 2019, 6.30 pm - Screening of `In The Bedroom' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘In The Bedroomat Sunaparanta indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: In The Bedroom (2001)

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Marisa Tomei, Nick Stahl, William Mapother

Run-Time: 2 hrs 7 mins

About the Film

Tensions rise in a mid-coast town when a young man gets involved with an older woman.

Spacek, Wilkinson and Tomei give deeply nuanced and moving performances in Todd Field’s quiet and haunting thriller-drama about relationships, family and grief.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including BEST PICTURE.


Hindi play 'Yatra' as part of World Theatre Day 2019 celebration - 30 Mar '19, 7 pm

As part of World Theatre Day 2019 celebration, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with Abhivyaktee will be presenting Hindi play ‘Yatra’ on Saturday, 30th March 2019 at 7 pm

Written & Directed by Saish Deshpande, `Yatra’ is an adaptation of Athol Fugard’s ‘The Road to Mecca’ in the Goan context

The play is an exploration of artistic freedom, where the light of thoughts, ideologies and expression flow from all directions.  It is about the revolt of a woman who has been a social outcast in her village.  It is about her journey towards self-realization and freedom. 

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 7.00pm at Sunaparanta amphitheatre

Entry free

World Theatre Day is celebrated the world over by International Theatre Institute (ITI) Centres and the International Theatre Community on March 27th every year.  This was initiated in 1961 by the ITI.  Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message through which at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace.


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


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.