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Date & Time

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 PM

Location

Logan Center, Screening Room 201

Admission

Free

More Information

https://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2017/sita-sings-blues

Contact

Film Studies Center
773-702-8596

Description

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Film Studies Center presents an audience favorite: Nina Paley’s gloriously animated film in which tragedy, comedy, and music collide. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India and then dumps her by email. Three bickering shadow puppets act as comic narrators as these old and new stories are interwoven in a postmodern retelling of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. Animated in a dazzling mix of traditional and collage animation style and backed by legendary 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw’s done-me-wrong tunes, the film layers a modern feminist commentary on the ancient Indian legend.

(Nina Paley, USA, 2008, 82 min., 35mm)