Detroit Film Theatre


DFT Animation Club: SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Saturday, July 15, 2017

2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2008—directed by Nina Paley)

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved husband; Nina is a modern-day animator separated from her husband when he moves to India. Bickering shadow puppets act as comic narrators as these old and new stories are interwoven in a post-modern retelling of the ancient Indian epic, Ramayana, animated in a dazzling mix of traditional and collage animation style, and backed by a soundtrack from legendary 1920's jazz singer Annette Hanshaw. The result is a wryly comic, highly sophisticated work of animation that is as enjoyable for young audiences as it is for adults. To experience Sita’s visual charms on anything less than the big screen would be to miss something truly special! Recommended for ages 9 to adult. (82 min.)

“Astonishingly original. I am enchanted!” –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times