The Nina Paley Show! Sunday, November 7, 2004

Nina's animation retrospective PLUS her 1997 appearance on the Jerry Springer Show. At the Two Boots Pioneer Theater, November 7th, 2004... 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Seek New York musician(s) to collaborate on "Sita";
Need Desi sounds, remixes, and a funky bhangra beat(a)
Navdeep's web site's broken, DJ Rekha's busy
Please, anyone, is there a Desi funkster in the hizzy?

All the kids today make techno, I do not know why
It's slow, it makes me sleepy, it's repetitive and dry
What happened to the bhangra? Whither went the funk?
Why is techno all the rage? Electronica is junk.

I've tried to find musicians here, but what's a girl to do
When all the decent music's from pre-1992?
And as for the UK, I have sent emails to that nation
but still I never heard back from Asian Dub Foundation.

Will I have to leave New York and go to San Francisco
While the East Coast Desis go on mixing techno disco?
I need funky bhangra and if Desis here won't make it
Perhaps my pasty San Francisco friends will have to fake it.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Sita in die Schweitz

Sita Sings the Blues was covered in the May 22 issue of Zürich's SIE+ER Sonntagsblick Magazin. Danke schön, Guenter!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Avoid Eye Contact 2

The former online home of my short films "Fetch!" and "the Stork",, seems to have vanished into thin cyber-air. Which is why the Stork link on the right suddenly started going to, I guess. Time to find a new host...

But the good news is the aforementioned films are now available on the new Avoid Eye Contact 2 DVD! With lots of other great animation by New York animators. Dig it! But remember, it's Volume 2, not to be confused with last year's Volume 1.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


If anyone's in New York and wants to see way too many films for free, come to the Lower East Side Film Festival SATURDAY MAY 28:

"For movie lovers, Saturday's all-day-movie-buttnumbathon will be downstairs in the Cabaret space at Theater for The New City on 1st Ave between 9th and 10th streets, Crystal Fields, Creative Director. This year's program features Jim Jarmusch's COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2004), a revival of Richard Crawford's CAPTAIN MILKSHAKE (1969), short docs, features, and clever animations by local filmmakers and organizations. FREE ADMISSION. A.M. Lewis, 2005 Film Festival Curator, promises healthy snacks, popcorn treats, and other give-aways for all cinephiles."

The Stork is scheduled for 4:35 pm, and all four "Sita Sings the Blues" espisodes I've done so far will screen back-to-back at 7:45, in vivid DVD format.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Good Mash, Badmash movies has begun hosting some "Sita" clips, beginning with Dandaka Dharma. They'll post episodes about once a month, until the four I've completed so far are all on their site. There's lots of other cool stuff to see there, like comics!

Meanwhile, I'm working away on new scenes. Did I mention it will take 3 years total to complete Sita Sings the Blues? Six months down, two-and-a-half years to go...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

ASIFA-East 2005

Every little girl dreams of winning the ASIFA-East "Excellence in Design-Independent Film" Award, and last Sunday that dream became a reality for yours truly.

Here I am after the screening with a complete stranger, who is in this photo because he was wearing a suit.

Here's me and John Dilworth, recipient of the coveted "Best In Show" award and psychotic armpit fetishist.