If you haven’t had a chance to see NY Animator Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues, fear not! It is now available for viewing and download on Reel 13, PBS New York. It will also be having its NY Broadcast Premiere this Saturday, March 7 at 10:45pm on PBS.
“Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina 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”.”
Click here to watch Sita Sings the Blues. And please do donate a little something to PBS for bringing this movie to the masses.
UPDATE: Please visit the Sita Sings the Blues web site, where you will find links and information to share this film. From her site: “I hereby give Sita Sings the Blues to you. Like all culture, it belongs to you already, but I am making it explicit with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes.”