Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents `Women in Cinema’, a three-day Women’s Film Festival to culminate the month-long celebrations to mark Women’s Day in March 2017 – at Sunaparanta amphi theatre from 31st March to 2nd April 2017.
With help from a triptych of three films, scholar and writer Jugneeta Sudan leads us through the various roles women have been forced to embrace; rebelled against; and redefined by exercising individual agency.
The revised screenings are detailed below:
31st March 2017, 6.30 pm
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Alice Walker (novel); Menno Meyjes (screenplay)
Cast: Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery
Runtime: 153 mins
About the Film: Steven Spielberg’s “first serious film” is an under-rated gem that was nominated for 11 Oscars in 1986. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, it features breakthrough performances by Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and is a deeply moving testimony to the transformative power of friendship and female bonding in the face of cruelty.
1st April 2017, 6.45 pm
THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Callie Khouri
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel
Runtime: 130 mins
About the Film: The versatile Ridley Scott’s controversial, feminist “women on the run, road picture” won an Oscar for Callie Khouri’s Original Screenplay in 1992. Featuring career best performances by Susan Sarandon as the feisty Louise and Geena Davis as the subdued Thelma, the film also has an early cameo by a young Brad Pitt as a smooth- talking cowboy.
Journey along with Thelma and Louise as they reject the rule of law and the sexism of the patriarchy in this exciting, shocking and poignant film.
2nd April, 2017, 6.45pm
MIRCH MASALA (1987)
Director: Ketan Mehta
Writers: Shafi Hakim, Hriday Lani, Trijawani Sharma, Ketan Mehta
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Suresh Oberoi, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal
Runtime: 128 mins
About the Film: A gem of the eighties cinema, Mirch Masala is set in colonial India and highlights the cruelty and tyranny of the subedars (tax collectors) and also the sexism of the villagers in the face of oppression. This leads to the memorable climactic act of female defiance which has lost none of its power to this day.
At Sunaparanta open air amphitheatre, Altinho, Panjim.
The screenings are free and open to all. Seating on first come first serve basis
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