Betty Boop meets bhangra in Nina Paley’s celebrated first feature-length film, a beautifully animated East-meets-West visual feast that has delighted audiences around the world, and took the top prize at Annecy, the world’s premier animation festival. Composed of several narrative and musical threads, Sita Sings the Blues skips delightfully from era to era and style to style as Paley turns the dissolution of her marriage into fodder for a tongue-in-cheek update of the Ramayana—the story of the goddess Sita and her star-crossed relationship with Rama. The musical interludes are set to the gorgeous melodies of the irresistible Annette Hanshaw, whose songs intelligently and nostalgically bring into relief what it means to be a modern, yet hopelessly romantic, woman. Written by Nina Paley. 82 min. Distributed by Nina Paley Productions.
8:00 pm Reception with Nina Paley director of Sita Sings the Blues
Complimentary Peroni beer, wine and appetizers at One Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level (in the former Gallery One space).
Film Tickets: Opening Night film and reception $15 SFFS members, $20 general.
Tickets available online at www.sffs.org or by calling 925.866.9559. Open October 16 for SFFS members and October 21 for the general public.
Full schedule and information: www.sffs.org.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/events/films/film_sita_sings_the_blues.html
Added by cinesoul on November 7, 2008