• 23 Mar 2017 to 23 Mar 2017

    `Women in Cinema’ – Women’s Film Festival at Sunaparanta from 31st March to 2nd April 2017

    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


    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


    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

    For more information kindly call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org