Women In Animation Chicago Chapter

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues Opens Tonight!

Dear all,

This is a final reminder that Nina Paley's SITA SINGS THE BLUES, a remarkable mash-up of musical, comedy and tragedy set around the ancient epic of the Ramayana, opens tonight in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center for a one-week run. The Chicago Tribune gave the film 3 1/2 stars today, calling it "delicious" and noting the film "finds solace in autobiography and an animated gold mine in the caverns of an ancient Sanskrit epic." The film took Nina Paley five years to create using an array of different visual styles, and the film has won critical acclaim and awards at film festivals from around the world (including BEST FEATURE at last year's Annecy!!)

The Siskel Film Center is located at 164 North State Street, and advance tickets and more info can be found on their website, www.siskelfilmcenter.org. You can also watch a trailer and learn more about Sita Sings the Blues at our website,www.gkids.tv/sita. We hope you will spread the word about this unique opportunity to catch a great film!




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