Monday, September 12, 2011

Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley, 2008) on @NetworkAwesome

I don't do this often, but was watching a few minutes of this film and wanted to spread the word. I shall have to wait for home and a reliable internet connection to see the whole thing. At first glance it is pretty awesome animation, and hopefully quite an interesting tale. You can watch this streaming, for free, on Network Awesome. I'm just going to post their release below.

Sita Sings the Blues on Network Awesome - Sept 12, 2011

Article by Bill Benzon:

Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated feature film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley.

Film critic Roger Ebert on the Chicago Sun-Times enthused, "I am enchanted. I am swept away. I am smiling from one end of the film to the other. It is astonishingly original. It brings together four entirely separate elements and combines them into a great whimsical chord... To get any film made is a miracle. To conceive of a film like this is a greater miracle."

The New York Times too praised the film's ingenuity, commenting that "[it] evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and 'Yellow Submarine' (for starters),

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