I’m getting a lot of requests for Sita Sings the Blues DVDs, but unfortunately they’re not yet available for sale. The film’s sales rep has asked until the end of July to try to make a deal with a US distributor. I can’t release a DVD before then, because distributors all want DVD rights. …
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Thank you Seattle International Film Festival Audiences for the nice things you’re saying about Sita. I’m really touched, and wish I could have been there.
Update: this just in (scroll to last entry). Oh my goodness!
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Another round of articles about Sita Sings the Blues:
“imaginative, giddily witty, visually delicious”
–Seattle Weekly (Editor’s Pick)
Animating a Personal Flash Epic: The Making of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues
a long, detailed, and honest (maybe too honest) interview with Bryant Frazer for Film&Video
Gods, Princes and Demons
New Statesman article by Salil Tripathi about the British …
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An ongoing feature in which I recommend the work and websites of people who buy me lunch. Today’s entry: Joan Hilty!
Joan Hilty’s been in comics since the bad old days when I worked in the field. Sexism, stupidity, superheroes on steroids – she’s seen it all. But unlike me, Joan’s not a quitter. Not …
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Seattle International Film Festival May 25 and 26 (I can’t attend, alas)
Annecy Animation Festival June 9-14 – I’ll be there
Cinema City in Novi Sad, Serbia, June 14-21 – I’ll be there too
Avignon/New York Film Festival June 25-29 – and there too I will be
Taipei Film Festival June 20-July 6 – I will probably miss …
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My short film The Stork went missing recently – in fact its entire host, clusterfunction.com, was alarmingly missing from the interwebs for a while. But it’s back now (whew!), and cluster-functional as ever. Nonetheless, here’s a link for another host, Channel13. (The clusterfunction link can always be accessed by clicking the little picture of …
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TV and Radio:
Morning Edition, WNYC
My First Time, WNBC
Premiere’s Top 10 Films of Tribeca 2008
“wittily written, brilliantly acted”
“a unique depiction of the epic”
“…both heartfelt and consistently witty, the type of low-fi animated musical that puts Disney to shame.”
“a strange and beautiful little film”
“funny and eye-popping and never bogs down.”
Continue reading Sita Sings the Blues’ Tribeca Publicity Roundup
I got back from Stuttgart, still coughing (albeit less), and slept for about 2 days. Now I’m slogging through my backed-up emails and figuring out what to do next. I looks like I’ll be touring the Eastern Hemisphere most of June and July, and sub-letting my Hell’s Kitchen apartment. Interested parties please get in …
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Tribeculosis kept me home from Raw-Chester, but I’m still going to Germ-any tomorrow. Still coughing, but I’m on antibiotics now so presumably it won’t get any worse.
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Here it is: the reality show My First Time, produced and directed by Jesse Mann. It follows three first-time feature directors – including me – at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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