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Sita Sings The Blues (Rusty Wednesday Film)
February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rusty Wednesday Films
Sita Sings The Blues
Wednesday Feb. 15th
Doors 6:30 PM . Film 7 PM . Free Admission
Rusty Mondays are back. But, wait there’s a twist, it’s now Rusty Wedneday’s! Thank you to all the folks who came to our Information session, we recieved a lot of great feedback and new ideas. For the month of Febuary we will be moving to Wednesday NIghts, we will be showing one movie at 7pm (doors will open at 6:30). After the show, stick around to discuss your thoughts about the film with your fellow neighbors
Sita Sings The Blues:
Sita is a Hindu goddess, the leading lady of India’s epic the Ramayana and a dutiful wife who follows her husband Rama on a 14 year exile to a forest, only to be kidnapped by an evil king from Sri Lanka. Despite remaining faithful to her husband, Sita is put through many tests. Nina (the filmmaker Nina Paley herself) is an artist who finds parallels in Sita’s life when her husband – in India on a work project – decides to break up their marriage and dump her via email. Three hilarious Indonesian shadow puppets with Indian accents – linking the popularity of the Ramayana from India all the way to the Far East – narrate both the ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the epic.
In her first feature length film, Paley juxtaposes multiple narrative and visual styles to create a highly entertaining yet moving vision of the Ramayana. Musical numbers choreographed to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw feature a cast of hundreds: flying monkeys, evil monsters, gods, goddesses, warriors, sages, and winged eyeballs. A tale of truth, justice and a woman’s cry for equal treatment. Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.”
Check out the trailer here – https://youtu.be/ivSjP6cFP7cBy: