Sita sings the blues [videorecording] / Your Name Here presents ; in association with Your Money ; a Funded by You production ; a film by Nina Paley ; written, directed, and produced by Nina Paley.
- Widescreen format.
- [Stanford, CA] : QuestionCopyright.org, 2009.
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Vālmīki. Rāmāyaṇa -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Indian literature -- Film and video adaptations.
India -- Drama.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Drama.
- Comedy films.
- In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, Italian, "LOLspeak".
- System Details:
- DVD; stereo.
- Nina Paley combines a personal relationship-gone-wrong story with an adaptation of the Indian epic, the Ramayana. Nina is an animator in San Francisco whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Animated characters done in the style of traditional Indian shadow puppets narrate the tragicomic storylines, with Sita's singing voice represented by 1920's-era recordings of jazz performer Annette Hanshaw.
- Narrated by Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya. [Additional voices], Sanjiv Jhaveri, Nina Paley, Deepti Gupta, Debargo Sanyal, Reena Shah, Pooja Kumar, Aladdin Ullah, Nitya Vidyasagar, Annette Hanshaw.
- Animated, designed, and edited by Nina Paley ; music, Todd Michaelsen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Masala Dosa, Nik Phelps, Rohan.
- Based on : The Ramayana / by Valmiki.
DVD release of the 2008 animated motion picture.
Bonus features: optional director's commentary; trailer (2 min.); WNET Feb. 2009 interview (25 min.); "Fetch!" animated short (5 min.). DVD-ROM content: "Press kit" with illustrations, photos in TIFF and JPG file formats, bio, filmography, credits, and synopsis; "Sita Poster" in FLA and PNG file formats; production stills in PNG and JPG file formats.
- Paley, Nina. , Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Editor
Hanshaw, Annette, 1910-1985. , Performer
Chabra, Aseem. , Associated name
Nagulapally, Bhavana. , Associated name
Acharya, Manish. , Associated name
Jhaveri, Sanjiv. , Associated name
Gupta, Deepti, 1961- , Associated name
Sanyal, Debargo. , Associated name
Shah, Reena, 1977- , Associated name
Kumar, Pooja. , Associated name
Ullah, Aladdin. , Associated name
Vidyasagar, Nita. , Associated name
Michaelsen, Todd. , Composer
Mahanthappa, Rudresh. , Composer
Dosa, Masala. , Composer
Phelps, Nik. , Composer
Rohan. , Composer
Your Name Here. , Producer
Your Money. , Producer
Funded By You. , Producer
QuestionCopyright (Firm) , Producer, Distributor
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