Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they …
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That Roger Ebert article has brought a lot of attention to Sita’s plight, and you are responding awesomely, as always. Audience, I trust you. So it’s time for me to share with you my distribution plan for Sita:
First I must decriminalize it to the tune of about $50,000. That’s down from the $220,000 …
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We’re both from Urbana, IL, where I grew up watching At The Movies on WILL TV. And now, he gives a thumbs-up to Sita:
Continue reading Roger Ebert is my Homeboy
Via Anne Altman’s blog, I became fascinated with this Beyonce video:
(video removed from YouTube. Great.)
What can I say? It’s like watching my own psychological shadows. I’m too inhibited to dance myself, but at least I can channel some of my repressed instincts into rotoscoping (3:41).
Usually I think art lives in the minds of its …
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So there I was at the Dubai International Film Festival last week, and I forgot to bring my mobile phone charger. Usually my Blackberry’s battery conks out after less than 2 days, whether I make calls or not. But lo! That single charge lasted through the entire festival, and even worked when I got …
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See me babble away on my current favorite subject, copyright and what’s wrong with it, over at questioncopyright.org. Here’s a sample:
Yes, the video is squished horizontally, because it was in DV format but uploaded on square pixels (I can’t wait until everyone just uses solid-state progressive-scan cameras). Also the audio is way compressed – …
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Sita collaborator and jazzman Rudresh Mahanthappa has just released some new albums! He writes,
The debut CD “Apti” of the Indo-Pak Coalition, my trio with Rez Abbasi on guitar and Dan Weiss on tabla, was released just a few weeks ago on the innova record label (http://www.innova.mu). We’re celebrating with shows tonight …
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I finished it back in March, but neglected to upload it to archive.org until today. This one features the voices of Bhavana Nagulapally, Aseem Chhabra and Manish Acharya at the beginning.
You can see some other clips from Sita on composer Todd Michaelsen’s professional reel here.
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Here are Sita’s upcoming screening dates at the Dubai International Film Festival:
1.Monday, December 15, 18:15, Festival City, Cinema 8*
2.Wednesday, December 17, 18:30, Mall of the Emirates, Cinema 6*
Does this blog have any readers in Dubai? Comment away. Maybe I’ll get to meet my comrade-in-death-threats-from-Hindutvas, MF Hussein, who lives in exile there.
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Dear Ms. Paley,
I had the pleasure of watching a showing of “Sita Sings the Blues” at the Denver Film Festival this past weekend. I was thrilled by the insightful, witty, and often times hilarious telling of Sita’s story.
I am a first generation Indian woman, and I was equal parts intrigued and wary about “Sita …
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