SITA SINGS THE BLUES
Screening of the film and a conversation with filmmaker Nina Paley.
Time/Date: April 4, 2011, 6pm
Location: SMG Auditorium; 595 Commonwealth Ave., first floor auditorium, Boston, MA, 02215 MAP
Boston University's Program for Scripture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Distinguished Teaching Professorship welcome filmaker Nina Paley to Boston University. On April 4 we will present a showing of the groundbreaking animated film Sita Sings the Blues, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.
Sita Sings the Blues was written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Paley, and weaves an autobiographical story with events from the Hindu scriptural text the Ramayana. The feature length film uses music, shadow puppets and novel animation techniques to re-imagine the artist's experience through the lens of the god Rama's wife, Sita.