The brilliant director of Loins of Punjab Presents is no longer with us. I am shocked and heartbroken. He was a wonderful man – super intelligent, interested, warm, funny, talented, inspiring, always a pleasure to be around. My love to his family.
Manish’s voice was “Shadow Puppet #3″ in Sita Sings the Blues.
I’m still …
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The Big Screen Project is a giant 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD screen located in a public plaza behind at 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. They haven’t officially launched yet, but they have started screening films, including Sita Sings the Blues. Although they plan to screen …
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These aren’t dolls, or toys, or cushions – they’re SOFT SCULPTURES. Why? because regulatory capture means the cost of registrations, licenses, and fees to legally call it a doll are beyond anything we could possibly afford.
ONLY 30 IN EXISTENCE! SIGNED AND NUMBERED. BUY ONE HERE FOR $50.
These limited edition soft sculptures were hand-appliqued, beaded, …
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Some numbers and slides from the Sita Distribution Report:
Hour-long video here.
Q. Who owns culture?
Q. How do you make money?
Q. How many people have seen Sita Sings the Blues?
A. I can’t know for sure, but as of today it’s been downloaded 258,744 times from archive.org, viewed 403,421 times at youtube (full movie) plus another 183,649 …
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…and flattered I am!
♡ Copying is an act of love. Love is not subject to law.
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Heads up, California peeps! July 20 I’m hosting a screening of Sita Sings the Blues to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Cartoon Art Museum.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Address: Delancey Screening room
600 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107
The next day, July 21, I’m returning to Santa Cruz for …
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Cultural Evolution: A Vehicle For Cooperative Interaction Between The Sciences And The Humanities by William Benzon was just published at On The Human, a project of the National Humanities Center. The paper focuses on Cultural Evolution and uses Sita Sings the Blues as a primary example. For the next two weeks (until July 19) …
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Now at the Merch Empire:
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I’ll be there, along with über-talented collaborators Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah!
No. 543 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Date: Thursday, July 1st
Time: 7:30 PM Musical Performance by Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah of My Pet Dragon
8pm: Film screening/Q & A
Complimentary bags of popcorn will be served while supplies last
Day Four …
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Funny how I have all these Sita Sings the Blues T-shirts, but none with a picture of just Sita herself. I want to remedy that. The question is, what color should the “Sita” shirt blank be? Colors I’m considering are: black, pink (“raspberry,” according to the Bella shirt co.), or creamish-tan. Which color should …
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Judging from comments here, at Techdirt, and at BoingBoing, there seems to be much confusion about why I don’t want DRM on Sita Sings the Blues. The simplest explanation is this: I am making my film available to all under an open license. Allowing a party to take the benefit of that license, but …
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Sita Sing the Blues has a few Endorsed DVD distributors. In addition to QuestionCopyright.org and myself, there’s FilmKaravan, a distribution collective that handles “downstream” deals with VistaIndia and IndiePix. Their distributions are on amazon.com (I get a much smaller percentage from those than from my DVDs, but they reach a much wider market) and …
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Handmade silk bags by Ubuntu@Work!
Laxmi Pins and Necklaces!
Women’s Laxmi shirts in “currant”
Stainless steel water bottles!
And lots of other men’s and women’s shirts, DVDs and CDs, and accessories for your scarce-goods-consuming pleasure.
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Angelinos! SITA SINGS THE BLUES comes to LA for a 1-week engagement on 4/23 at:
The Laemmle Music Hall 3
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, Ca 90211
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Sita Sings the Blues is Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed film of the year. Today, anyway. To preserve this precious moment, I took a screen shot.
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