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. Also, most festivals won’t accept films that are already available on DVD. So for now, we must wait. By the end of the Summer, Sita will either have a distributor, with an estimated release date for the DVD; or Sita won’t have a distributor, in which case I’ll publish and sell DVDs myself. Thank you for your patience!
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!
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 Library’s Ramayana exhibit, including a paragraph on Sita
Nina Paley’s Path to “Sita Sings the Blues”
a long article by Ed Liu for ToonZone
An ongoing feature in which I recommend the work and websites of people who buy me lunch. Todayâ€™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 only is she still doing her own comics, she’s also an editor at DC. Over falafel, babaganush, hummus, and homemade pita at Gazala Place, we agreed that alternative comics have improved dramatically in the past two decades, while newspaper strips have somehow slid further into decline (overall – there are always exceptions). Joan and I have run in similar circles for years, and were both recently – but separately – reunited with our mutual friend Roz. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to meet her!
Would YOU like to be featured in Eats for Endorsement? Then buy me dinner. My email address is at the bottom of the middle column, the one with the pictures linking to my movies and cartoons and stuff.
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 this, unless someone buys me a ticket from France to Taiwan for June 30. Anyone?
British National Library July 8 – yes I will be there! Why do you think I’m subletting my apartment?
And then I will come back to NY for at least a week.