‘Sita Sings The Blues’
In a discussion last week with Mike Gold, I mentioned I had a film his wife would love to see, and he’d get a kick out of it too. And, since it’s available via Creative Commons, I can share it with you as well.
Sita Sings The Blues is a bit of a find, and it’s a bit tricky to find as well. Created by cartoonist Nina Paley, and featuring the songs of Annette Hanshaw, it’s an award-winning retelling of the Ramayana in four different animation styles. Sita is a goddess/princess/woman utterly devoted to her husband Rama, the god/prince/man, and they just can’t quite make thier marriage work. You can’t see it in theaters, but you can download it, or you can buy a limited edition DVD. (Why it’s a limited edition is a loooooong story.)
It’s 82 minutes long and worth every second. Watch it.