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Nina Paley Sita Sings the Blues


Images courtesy of the director

Nina Paley
Sita Sings the Blues

Introduced by the director on February 27

Visiting Filmmakers

Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.

Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7 PM
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 7 PM

"Visually beautiful, extremely entertaining, it has so much going for it I really can't think of anything I'd change about it. Imagine Betty Boop in a Bollywood musical!"—Jerry Beck,

Sita Sings the Blues is comic strip artist and animator Nina Paley’s inspired animated vision of the Ramayana—the ancient Indian epic of Hindu mythology—intercut with a modern-day story about the director's own failed relationship with a man who goes to work in India. The film thrillingly blends numerous visual styles, influenced by Indonesian shadow puppets, commercial Hindu iconography, and classic Hollywood animation from the likes of Max Fleischer and the UPA Studios. Recommended for ages 9 and up. (82 mins., 35mm)

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