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

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Feb 15, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington Long Island

Celebrate the day after Valentine's Day with a work-in-progress screening of the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told: Sita Sings the Blues! This will be the most extensive show of the work-in-progress yet, featuring ELEVEN musical episodes (10 Hanshaw songs plus a new ditty by Rohan) and the first-ever public screening of the latest chapter, Agni Pariksha. Plus, chapter 4 - Battle of Lanka - will be on glorious, colorful, dazzling 35mm FILM! But hold onto your hats - we'll also be showing Fetch! and Pandorama on 35mm, and The Stork and some other goodies. I'll be there in person, answering questions and babbling away.

February 15, 7:30pm
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Taking the train: From Penn Station, 34th Street and 7th Avenue, take the LIRR, Port Jefferson Branch. Get off at Huntington. Train schedule is available at Penn Station, or call516-231-LIRR (718-217-LIRR). An off-peak round-trip ticket costs around $14.50 (one-way: $7.25 / peak one-way: $10.25). From the station, the easiest way to get to the Cinema is to take a cab (roughly $5.00).

The whole feature film won't be completed until 2008, but there's a good 40 minutes of it here.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sanjay Patel Interview

If you like Sita Sings the Blues, you may know I'm not alone in mashing up Hindu iconography with American-style cartooning. Sanjay Patel has an awesome new book out, and there's an excellent interview with him here.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Agni Pariksha

Boy am I glad the holidays are over. I did get some work done, a new 3-minute segment in a new style to contrast with the Hanshaw/Betty-Boop-esque musical numbers. I'd post it online, but it just can't withstand web compression. There are some stills here. The music is by Todd Michaelsen and I rotoscoped off dancer Reena Shah. I will be showing a sneak preview on February 15 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island; more about that soon.