SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival3 Sita chapters, including "Battle of Lanka" on 35mm FILM, will screen this March at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in a program called Third I South Asian Shorts.
Sun 3/18 5:00 PM
AMC 1000 Van Ness
Sun 3/25 2:15 PM
Camera 12 Cinemas
Sita Trailer at Cold Hard FlashThis file downloads fast and it still looks good: Sita Trailer at Cold Hard Flash. Thanks, Aaron!
New "Sita" Trailer!I finally made a little trailer for Sita Sings the Blues. You can see it on the Internet Archive, but they squished all the streaming versions so you have to choose "Play/Download Quicktime 74MB" (big file, but worth it). Or just go here. You can catch glimspes of the alternate animation styles I'm working in now. There are snippets of rotoscope animation from "Agni Pariksha," and some of my fake-Indian-miniature-painting style.
The main music is by Rohan, the intro music by Todd Michaelsen. Sita's voice played by Reena Shah.
A picture from the Cinema Arts Centre screening
Here's me with the lovely Anne Altman, whose many talents include writing a hilarious blog, taking beautiful photographs of her cat Doodle, and making me look tall.
Dis is cute, dis is cute...
I first saw Mel Brooks' "The Critic" as a wee lass in Urbana, when my parental units rented it along with several other cartoons and a 16mm film projector for my brother's birthday. So many years passed without my seeing it again, I wondered whether it actually existed, or if I'd somehow invented it via my oft-faulty memory. Luckily, youtube came through - I just entered "Mel Brooks Critic" and got this. Yay youtube. Yay internets. Yay Nina's brain, which still works sometimes.
"The Critic" is awesome. Watch.