Upcoming Programs

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Film for Thought: Wednesday, 1st Nov '17 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Sunset Boulevard' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 1st November ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery. Film: Sunset Boulevard (1950) Directed by: Billy Wilder Written by: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson Run Time: 110 mins About the Film Billy Wilder's classic tale of a Hollywood screenwriter who "ends up in the swimming pool" of a fading"silent movie legend" is one of the most acidic, satiric and darkly comic commentaries on HOLLYWOOD, the delusion of stardom and the lowly place occupied by writers in the film firmament. Gloria Swanson shines as Norma Desmond who lives in her own dilapidated world of false grandeur and grandiose delusion. Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 25th Oct `17 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Revolutionary Road' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 25th October ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Revolutionary Road’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery. Film: Revolutionary Road (2008) Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Duration: 1 hr 54 mins About the Film A moving story of a young couple whose once idealistic lives steadily disintegrates as they struggle to come to terms with personal problems that afflict them in 1950s suburban Connecticut. The film observes ideas regarding ambition, dreams, marriage and ideals of how to live one’s life.  

Sunaparanta's `Home in the City' by Sooni Taraporevala - Exhibition on at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai till 31st October 2017
Sunaparanta recently collaborated with Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai to open ‘Home in the City: Bombay 1977-Mumbai 2017’ by Sooni Taraporevala on 13th October 2017.  A book to mark the show, published by HarperCollins, carries essays by Pico Iyer and Salman Rushdie and is available everywhere good books are sold. Curated by Hon. Director Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi under the patronage of Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar, ‘Home in the City’ explores Mumbai – a metropolis that has shifted over four decades to become one of the most populous cities in the world.  The exhibition will be on at Chemould Prescott Road till 31st October 2017.

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Witness' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Witness’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery Film: Witness (1985) Directed by: Peter Weir Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Danny Glover & Viggo Mortensen Run Time: 1 hr 50 mins About the Film  Petr Weir’s films are characterized by their visual beauty and understated romantic quality. Often set against the backdrop of nature and peaceful landscapes, he uses Maurice Jarre's (`Lawrence of Arabia’, `Dr. Zhivago’) ethereal musical scores to enhance his poetic images so that the films play like wordless dreams (`Picnic at Hanging Rock’, `Dead Poet’s Society’).   His influences range from silent film to the paintings of the Dutch Masters like Vermeer and classical music. Like Hitchcock, his ability to reveal the thoughts and feelings of his characters through long sequences without a single spoken word make him a true cinematic master. `Witness’ is his most ambitious film as it is three films in one - a gripping cop thriller, a beautiful and understated romance between people from opposite worlds and a sensitive look at the AMISH community, a peaceful people seemingly from another time (the 19th century) who live in a rustic environment without electricity and technology, in sharp contrast to the "civilized" 21st century city people who live in a world plagued by violence, mistrust and crime. Weir examines the culture clashes between the quaint Amish and the city dwellers through the character of John Book (Harrison Ford) as he attempts to protect the young Amish boy who is the only witness to a gruesome murder.   TRIVIA: The Amish section of the film (lit by natural light, oil lamps and candlelight as the Amish don't have electricity) was influenced by the paintings of Vermeer who specialized in domestic interiors and his "light from the left" technique. SCREENING WILL BEGIN AT 6.30 pm SEATING WILL BE ON FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS  

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 6.30 pm - Screening of `Mississippi Burning' at Sunaparanta
Staying with the theme of injustice and in light of the Charlottesville Neo-Nazi white supremacist rallies, Sunapranta presents the thought-provoking and hard-hitting race thriller Mississippi Burning - this Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 6.30 pm at Sunaparanta Indoor gallery. Film: Mississippi Burning (1988) Directed by: Alan Parker Cast: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, R. Lee. Ermey, Brad Dourif, Michael Rooker Run Time: 2 hrs 5 mins About the Film: Based in part on the real life disappearance of three civil rights activists, the film is a brutal expose of racism against African-Americans in segregated 1960's Mississippi, America. The film is also a gripping murder-mystery thriller as 'by the rulebook' FBI man Willem Dafoe struggles with the 'bend the rules to get at the truth' strategies of colleague Gene Hackman (in one of his finest and most under-rated performances). Frances McDormand (Fargo) is also brilliant in one her early roles as a conflicted wife.   Nominated for 7 Oscars with one win for Cinematography for Peter Biziou (In The Name of The Father)  

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 27th September 17 at 6.30 pm, screening of In the Name of the Father at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 27th September ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘In the Name of the Father’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery. Film: In the Name of the Father (1993) Directed by: Jim Sheridan Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson Run Tim: 2 hrs 13 mins About the Film  With three-time Oscar Winner Daniel Day Lewis 's impending retirement, it's a good time to revisit one of his greatest performances as Gerry Conlon, the innocent (but not saintly) Irishman who was arrested and imprisoned along with his family for an IRA (Irish Republican Army) bombing he did not commit. The film is a timely and horrifying reminder of the witch-hunt mob mentality that grips all justice systems when an angry public seeks retribution for a heinous crime.  Nominated for 7 Oscars, the film is also a moving father-son story, as they overcome their damaged relationship to comfort and support each other through the crisis.  Based on a true story! TRIVIA: The film's soundtrack has original songs by Bono, Sinead O Connor and Gavin Friday SCREENING WILL START AT 6.30 PM  

Film for Thought: 20 Sep 17 at 6.00 pm Two back-to-back horror films at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 6.00 pm, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts will present a unique DOUBLE BILL – TWO BACK TO BACK HORROR FILMS, both centered on a Curse. We start off with the 1957 "Science v/s Superstition” horror classic, 'Curse of the Demon” starring Dana Andrews (Laura; The Best Years of our Lives) as John Holden, a skeptic psychologist in a race against time to remove the demonic curse placed on him by devil cult leader Karswell, who he threatens to expose. With its stark images and economy of storytelling, this 82 minute thriller reminds us of how understated horror used to be in the B&W age. Film: Curse of the Demon (1957)   (Black & White) Directed by: Jacques Tourneur Run-Time: 1 hr 22 mins  We then continue with the vibrant and energetic modern update of CURSE OF THE DEMON with horror master Sam Raimi’s under-rated and misunderstood `Drag Me To Hell‘(2009) Film: Drag Me To Hell (2009)   (Color) Directed by:  Sam Raimi Run-Time: 1 hr 36 mins On the surface it’s the same story as the 1957 film with upwardly mobile bank loan officer Christine (Alison Lohmann) trying to escape the curse placed on her by an old woman who she has evicted, but is the film really about that or is it about a young woman’s obsession with self-image as she tries to escape her bulimic past and her fear of eating disorders and weight gain?  The debate rages and though it is a distinctly modern horror film, full of shock jump scares and dark humour, the doomed character at its center whose fate we genuinely care about and its pessimistic subtext continue to fascinate, amuse and haunt. So join us this Wednesday to find out if John and Christine escape the curse of the demons or get dragged to hell. PLEASE NOTE:  This Wednesday’s screenings will begin at 6.00 pm sharp.  There will be a 10-min interval between the films.  

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Up The Down Stair Case' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 13th September ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Up The Down Stair Case’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery Film: Up The Down Stair Case (1967) Directed by: Robert Mulligan Starring: Sandy Dennis Run Time: 124 mins About the Film Directed by Robert Mulligan (To Kill A Mockingbird) and starring the Oscar winning (and under-rated ) Sandy Dennis,  this forgotten gem of the 60's is the story of an idealistic English teacher assigned to an overcrowded New York City public school filled with  troubled students. An ode to one of the most thankless and selfless jobs in the world, the film brutally captures the difficulties in educating young and distracted minds. Released in the same year as 'To Sir With Love' a far more celebrated (though slightly dated) film, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE has aged better and still feels relevant. Based on the Bel Kaufman novel which spent 64 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Film for Thought: Wednesday, 6th Sept. `17 at 6.30 pm, screening of French film `The Kid with a Bike' at Sunaparanta
This Wednesday, 6th Sept. ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Kid with a Bike’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery. Directors: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Cast: Cecile De France, Thomas Doret. Language: French with English subtitles Duration: 87 minutes About the Movie: A social realism film from the acclaimed Dardenne brothers, ‘The Kid with a Bike’ is a moving tale that follows the life of an 11-year old Belgian boy suddenly abandoned in a foster home by his single father. Troubled with rejection and unable to reach his errant father, he gets obsessed with the symbolic hope of finding his beloved bicycle when he happens to chance upon a kind-hearted local hairdresser who takes interest in his plight. Experiencing an emotional crisis, rage and facing moral dilemmas, he searches for trust and love.

E-invite for preview of Anurag Khanna's video art show `Longing' on Saturday, 2nd September 2017, 7 pm
Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to invite you to the preview of ‘Longing’ – a video art show from the collection of Anurag & Payal Khanna.  Curated by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi and with patronage from Dattaraj and Dipti Salgaocar, the show previews Saturday, 2nd September 2017, 7 pm. This unique museum level collection includes video art: Jewel, 2010 by Hassan Khan (Cairo, Egypt) Tomorrow Everything Will be Alright, 2010 by Akram Zaatari (Beirut, Lebanon) Alpsee, 1994 by Matthias Müller (Bielefeld/Cologne, Germany) Methodology, 2011 by Alejandro Cesarco (Montevideo, Uruguay) Venue: Sunaparanta–Goa, Centre for the Arts, 63/C-8, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji Goa We would like you to join us for the opening night.