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Fall 2009
September 14

Sita Sings the Blues PosterSPECIAL EVENT: Copresented with the New Moon Festival, featuring Indian refreshments and live dance.

Sita Sings the Blues

USA, 2008.  84 min, animation, colour
Director: Nina Paley

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."

Courageous, and inspiring, Sita Sings the Blues is Nina Payli’s personal take on the feminist critique hiding in the epilogue of Ramayana.

Sita Sings the Blues still photo

Co-presented with the New Moon Festival— a celebration of Asian Arts and Culture. The festival takes place Saturday September 26, 2009 in Dougal Park, Gibsons BC.


»  Film website.
»  Trailer.
»  Hindu Goddess as Betty Boop? It’s Personal. New York Times review.
»  Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear. Review by Roger Ebert.
»  Sita Sings the Copyright Blues. Tribeca Film feature article.
»  How Copyright Restrictions Suppress Art: An Interview With Nina Paley About "Sita Sings The Blues" on QuestionCopyright.org


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