Playing Dec 23 & 26, 2010
Red Vic Fundraiser!
Sita Sings the Blues
Dir. Nina Paley US 2008
Tragedy, comedy and musical collide in this gloriously animated film from Nina Paley, a onetime SF denizen and “One Woman Pixar” (Wired Magazine). Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moved to India, then dumped her by email. Three bickering shadow puppets act as comic narrators as these old and new stories are interwoven in a post-modern retelling of the ancient Indian epic Ramayana. Animated in a dazzling mix of traditional and collage animation styles and backed by a soundtrack from legendary 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues follows in the tradition of Spirited Away, Waltz with Bashir, and Persepolis in expanding the artistic boundaries of animation - which does not stop it from being laugh-out loud funny. Sita is a subtly subversive and visually stunning, highly original work. (82m)

All profits for these screenings are being donated to the Red Vic, to help raise funds during these tough financial times. A giant, collective THANK YOU to our old friends Shadow Distribution and director Nina Paley
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  Thurs: 7:15, 9:15
Sun: 2:00, 4:00, 7:15, 9:15

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