The Little Movie That Could

And the little Free Culture Activist that could, too:

Sita Sings the Blues at the IFC Film Center, New York Dec. 25 2009

Sita Sings the Blues at the IFC Film Center, New York Dec. 25 2009

T-shirt available here. Come see the movie! It closes Dec. 31.

10 comments to The Little Movie That Could

  • Anita

    CONGRATULATIONS! I just discovered your movie recently and have been telling everyone about it (and buying copies of the dvd, whether you like it or not!)
    It’s wonderful & so are you. Wish I lived near NYC – I’d be there in a heartbeat.

  • Sally

    Nina – I found your website because of the Yahoo! news article and began watching your film, but wanted to know more about you so came back to your blog. I have just begun taking animation classes and you are such an inspiration! Thank you for persevering through all of your adversity to create something so beautiful and compelling!

  • Very cool. BTW, as you probably know, Roger Ebert just named Sita one of the ten best animated movies of 2009–which puts it in the company of films like Waltz with Bashir, Ponyo and Up.

    What a remarkable film you’ve made. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

  • Chris

    Thanks for the movie, and all the hard work you put into it. I was ignorant of the back story until I watched it as a Netflix rental and went online to find out more about it.

    Sadly, I have to report that one of the just shy of 5000 DVDs is now broken. It arrived that way to my home, and I feel some amount of guilt in taking one more disc out of the world.

    Congratulations, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  • Hi Nina, I just wanted to say congratulations on the success of Sita Sings The Blues. I’m an indie filmmaker and blogger who just heard (and blogged)about it. Feel free to drop by and add your comments or a sales pitch 😉

  • Hi Nina, :)

    Congratulations on your film! I found out about it through article in Time magazine. It’s about how film makers are distributing their works online, and the writer mentioned your work. I got curious and searched for it, and I’m so glad I did that. Sita Sings the Blues goes into my list of favorite films of all time. :) It’s just plain awesome work you did here.

    Canonical works, like the Ramayana, after all, are tenacious because they tap into something universal. I think it’s brilliant how your personal story illuminated universal themes in different facets of human culture. :)

    Roger Ebert wrote a glowing review of your work. He wrote a longer blog about it, apart from his original review. Somewhere it mentioned strapping people to their chairs so they’d give the film a chance. He believes people would love it. I did, a few minutes in. :)

    Good luck! And I hope you make more films! :)

  • Reminds me of a quote from Utah Phillips when he spent an hour talking with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now

    “In a mass market economy a protest song is any song you sing yourself”

    One of these days I’ll sit down and decide if free culture might work for me, at the moment it feels comparable to cliff diving, though many aspects of it make a lot of sense for independent artists.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    -David Montgomery

  • Boris

    Congratulations,Nina!Good luck!
    Ukraine
    Kiev

  • kal

    Hi Nina,
    Any plans of bringing this to San Francisco?

    Also, with your permission, I want to use your “Killer kali” design on a t-shirt. Just for personal use on one t-shirt! :)

  • Hey Nina. I’m a huuuuuuuge fan and happen to be from India. Saw the film in a college screening last year. Since then. I’ve been seeing the film over and over and over. We all just can’t seem to get enough of it. You’re amazing, and pretty too:)

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