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An interview with me and article about Sita by Samanth Subramanian in Mint magazine.

An interview with me and article about Sita by Samanth Subramanian in Mint

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I Can Haz Publicity?

Since I can’t afford a publicist for Sita, I’m doing my own. Yes, it’s a full-time job. No, it doesn’t suit my character. Yes, I have created an alter-ego to handle this, a new sub-personality I call “Publicity Bitch.” She is shameless and aggressive and refers to me in the third person. She writes my press releases. If you’re a journalist, Publicity Bitch kindly requests you get in touch: press at sitasingstheblues dot com.

Fortunately, some press has come to me unasked, notably a new NBC documentary/reality show called My First Time. The first episode follows me and 2 other first-time feature filmmakers as we get ready for our Tribeca premieres. It

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Flashconference

Organizer Wolfgang Schmidt-Sichermann reminds me to tell you all I’ll be giving a presentation May 8 at this year’s Flashconference, part of the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany. I had a blast when I did this in 2006 and I’m really looking forward to it!

Organizer Wolfgang Schmidt-Sichermann reminds me to tell you all I’ll be giving a presentation May 8 at this year’s Flashconference, part of the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Sita Premiere Afterparty

Back to our story: we last saw Sita Sings the Blues about to have her North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival:

Friday, April 25, 8:15 pm, AMC Village VII
AMC Village VII (AV7)
66 Third Avenue (at 11th Street)

I’m happy to announce we now have a venue for the premiere afterparty:

Leela Lounge
1 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012

They’ll make space for us as a group at 10pm onwards, and we’ll order and pay for food and drinks like other customers. They’ll also play “our” music. Yays!

Back to our story: we last saw Sita Sings the Blues about to have her North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 25,

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Photos from Copenhagen

I had a great time in Copenhagen! The NATFILM festival took excellent care of me, fed me well, and sent people to pick me up when I was too tired or confused to navigate the twisty streets myself. The audience for Sita was very sweet and generous and didn’t mind that the sound mysteriously switched from Dolby Surround to quiet analog stereo mid-way through the screening. Although I didn’t attend many films, the festival program looked excellent; they programmed not one, not two, but THREE Guy Maddin films, along with Sita and Loins of Punjab Presents, so they clearly have exquisite taste.

My photos here.

I had a great time in Copenhagen!

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