Saturday, July 1, 2017

Animated Events: DFT Animation Club - Sita Sings the Blues

It's July, and the animated film for this month's' "DFT Animation Club" screening at the Detroit Institute of Arts will be Nina Paley's masterpiece: Sita Sings the Blues.

This film will be screened twice over the weekend of July 15th and 16th. Details below are from the DIA's website:

"Sita Sings the Blues

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
(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.)"

Tickets for this event can be found at the following link: