Sports camp

Lifespring Sports Condo will conduct its sixth summer camp in April and May. The various certified camps include tennis, swimming, squash, badminton and golf. There will also be programmes in art and craft, yoga, western dance, martial arts (karate and kung fu), drama and aerobics. For details, call 0422 – 6586643.

Summer classes Glowtech Play School has begun summer classes. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The classes include art, craft, dance, yoga, abacus and computer. The fees will be Rs. 1,000, and the students must bring lunch. For details, call 98943-29955

Special programme Shivesh Autism Centre will conduct a summer camp for special children from May 1 to 15. The classes will be on arts and crafts, painting and dance. Children from any special school are welcome. The charges will be Rs. 1,000 per child, including the materials. Participation certificates will be given. For details, call 98943-42329.

English movie Konangal Film Society will screen director John Cassavetes ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ on April 6 at Ashwin Hospital Auditorium, at 5.45 p.m.

The film defies a century’s worth of film theory, screenwriting tips, and film school orthodoxy. The devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. Starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands (in two of the most harrowing screen performances of the 1970s) as a married couple, deeply in love, yet unable to express their love in terms the other can understand, the film is an uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil.

The one quality that separates John Cassavetes’ movies from those of others is the density of detail in the storytelling. His films need to be read closely.

John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced “independent” of the Hollywood studio system.

German film Goethe-Zentrum will screen German film Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) today (April 5) at President Hall. The film, directed by Josef von Sternberg, narrates the story of professor Rath. He is deeply shocked by the suggestive photos circulating among his pupils, and goes to the cabaret ‘The Blue Angel’ to see the subject of the photos, the dashing Lola.

But the dignified professor quickly falls for the charm of the young woman, falls in love and goes so far as to give up his career in order to marry her. Dropped by Lola, and desperate, he goes back to his now-deserted classroom where he collapses and dies. The film is based on the novel Based on the novel ‘Professor Unrat’ by Heinrich Mann.

The screening begins at 6 p.m. and the entry is free.