Changing Reels Episode 10 - Sita Sings the Blues - Can't Stop the Movies
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Changing Reels Episode 10 – Sita Sings the Blues

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It is often said that nothing in life comes for free.  Well in the case of artist Nina Paley, that is not entirely true. Paley decided to give her animated film Sita Sings the Blues to the masses free of charge.  Using the epic Hindu poem as a catalyst for exploring the crumbling nature of her marriage, the film is both a jaunty musical and a historical tale on downside of unconditional love.  Featuring various animation styles, songs by jazz artist Annette Hanshaw and witty narrating shadow puppets, Sita Sings the Blue is a treat for the senses.  Before diving into the film, we take a moment to discuss our short films picks of the week: Fetch! and Dernier Acte.

Show Notes:

  • 4:36 – Fetch! by Nina Paley
  • 12:50 – Dernier Acte by Daphné Chabrier, Laura Hottot, and Cécile Peyron
  • 20:41 – Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley

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