Upcoming Programs

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26 April '18, 6.30 pm - Screening of `The Great Kilapy' as part of 44th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution at Sunaparanta

As part of the on-going 44th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with CLP-Camōes & Consulate General of Portugal in Goa will host the screening of Portuguese comedy-drama film ‘The Great Kilapy’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery on Thursday, 26th April 2018, 6.30 pm

Film: O Grande Kilapy (The Great Kilapy, 2012)

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Directed by: Zézé Gamboa

Cast: Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, Hermila Guedes, João Lagarto

Run-Time: 100 mins

About the film

The Great Kilapy is a comedy-drama about Joao, a young fun-loving, womanizing Executive of the National Bank of Angola who commits fraud (kilapy) when he diverts the institution’s funds to friends and activists for the liberation of Angola.

Inspired by a real life story!



Film for Thought: 18th April `18 at 6.15 pm - Screening of `My Fair Lady' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 18th April ’18 at 6.15 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘My Fair Lady at Sunaparanta indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: My Fair Lady (1964)

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

Run-Time: 2 hrs 50 mins

About the Film

One of the greatest musicals of all-time, this enduring classic is the musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion”, about a sexist phonetics teacher who teaches English to a Cockney flower girl. 

Filled with classic songs like “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, “I could have danced all night” “The Rain In Spain” “I’m Getting Married in the Morning”  and “On the street where you live”, this  timeless film continues to charm, amuse and entertain but what is often forgotten is its subtle commentary about the changing of the guard in a sexist time with the women’s suffragette movement raging in the background.

Winner of 8 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor! 


Film for Thought: 11th April `18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `In a Lonely Place' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 11th April ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘In a Lonely Place at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: In a Lonely Place (1950)

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart & Gloria Grahame

Run-Time: 95 mins

About the Film

Nicholas Ray (Rebel without a Cause) films often explored the darker sides of decent people.

Humphrey Bogart gives one of his greatest performances as a bitter Hollywood screenwriter accused of murder. Gloria Grahame, one of the great “film- noir femme fatales” is equally good as his friendly neighbour. 


Film for Thought: 4th April `18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `The Social Network' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 4th April ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Social Network at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Social Network (2010)

Directed by: David Fincher

Written by: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Jesse Eisenbert, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Justin Timberlake, Dakota Johnson

Run-Time: 2 hrs

About the Film 

With Facebook in the news of late, it would be a good time to revisit David Fincher’s brilliant and timely film about the creation of Facebook and the legal battles and betrayals surrounding it. `The Social Network’ is a sharp commentary on the nature of originality, ownership and the fragility of friendship in the face of resounding business success. It also captures the American zeitgeist, the troubles faced by awkward social misfits and the deepest desire of even the most aloof individuals to “connect” and be a member of “the club”.

Winner of 3 Oscars, nominated for 8!



28th March `18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `Anna Karenina' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 28th March ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Anna Karenina’ at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Jugneeta Sudan.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Jugneeta Sudan, as a culmination of Women's month.

Film: Anna Karenina (2012)

Directed by: Joe Wright

Written by: Tom Stoppard (screenplay)

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Run-Time: 2 hrs 09 mins

About the Film

Joe Wright’s film Anna Karenina (2012) is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic.  The story revolves around the theme of adultery in 19th century Russian society.  Anna Karenina, wife of a stiff government official Alexei Karenin, falls in love with the dashing Count Vronsky.

The period film is not just spectacular, 50’s Dior couture and Oscar bait, but a riveting rendition and an expressionistic take on a strong narrative that was experimentally shot inside a Russian theatre in the English countryside.


Film for Thought: Wednesday, 21st March '18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `Double Indemnity' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 21st March ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Double Indemnity at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: Double Indemnity (1944)

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Written by: Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson

Run-Time: 1 hr 47 mins

About the film

FILM-NOIR or “black film” was the term used to describe a set of American films that shared all or some of the following characteristics – world-weary protagonists, dimly-lit dark worlds, moral ambiguity, an atmosphere of doom or pessimism that permeates everything, femme fatales or duplicitous women searching for sexual and economic freedom in a world dominated by men, murders, crimes , detectives, a narration by an unreliable narrator, the feeling of being imprisoned often expressed through visual cues like bars, smoke, dead ends, blocked alleys, venetian blinds and pulpy fast paced dialogue dripping with nihilism.

This week, Sunaparanta presents one of the most influential and suspenseful film-noirs of all time – `Double Indemnity’ - the story of an insurance salesman who gets involved with a married house-wife resulting in murder and betrayal.  This film has been nominated for 7 Oscars.

The film will be followed by a 10 minute documentary on FILM NOIR 

Kindly note, in the event of inclement weather or unexpected rain, the screening will stand cancelled as we will be unable to move the screening indoors due to a prior commitment. Thanks!


`Crime Diaries' - In Stages Final Performance on Sunday, 11 March `18, 7.00 pm at Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents `Crime Diaries: Three Chilling Tales – A Murder; Burglary; Bank Heist’ performed by the students of In Stages – a theatre company for young adults and directed by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya

Sunday, 11th March 2018 at 7.00 pm at Sunaparanta amphitheatre

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, Keya D’Souza, Shallu Sharma, Shyamant Behal and Gideon Crasto

This performance is open to all!

Do call us on (0832)2421311 or Email: info@scfa.org for more details

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 14th March '18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `The Insider' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 14th March ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Insider at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Insider (1999)

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Run-Time: 2 hrs 33 Mins

What is the nature of terrorism in the modern world? Are we more affected by conventional terrorism or corporate terrorism? These are the tough questions posed by Michael Mann’s complex thriller/drama about tobacco whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand who is threatened, pressured and terrorised into not telling the truth about what he knows about cigarettes and their impact on public health. Using every trick in the book from complex confidentiality agreements and lawsuits to character assassination and death threats, Corporate America’s methods to silence the truth and the media make The Insider increasingly relevant.

Based on a true story, the film was nominated for 7 Oscars.


Film for Thought: Wednesday, 7th March '18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `Howards End' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 7th March ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Howards End at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: Howards End (1992)

Directed by: James Ivory

Produced by: Ismail Merchant

Written by: Ruth Prawer Jhabwala

Starring: Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Redgrave

Run-Time: 2 hrs 19 mins 

Often incorrectly labelled as “costume drama” moviemakers, this categorization is a disservice to Merchant-Ivory-Jhabwala’s rich body of work – deeply nuanced studies of class structures, caste, social climbing and strong outspoken women stuck in traditional "turn-of-the-century England" mores.

This week Sunapranta presents their ever-relevant 1992 masterpiece `Howards End’, based on E.M. Forster’s novel about property, class hypocrisy and the karmic cycle of destiny. The plot revolves around the upwardly mobile Schlegel sisters as they encounter and “connect” with the wealthy Wilcoxes and the poor Basts. This mix of classes severely tests their core humanistic values as they grapple with their own ideologies and identities.

Winner of 3 Oscars for Actress (Thompson), Screenplay and Art Direction!


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.