Obamarama / Ram Leela in New York Oct. 4

Sita collaborator Pooja Kumar (Surphanaka) points our attention to a good ol’-fashioned Ram Leela at Lincoln Center in New York. This is a much more traditional presentation of the story of Rama (it’s “a victory of good over evil”) in contrast to my very personal, unconventional spin in Sita Sings the Blues. Here are some commercials from youtube:

The Ram Leela is Saturday, October 4 at 3:30 pm at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

That same day, other Sita collaborator Aseem Chhabra (Shadow Puppet #1) hosts South Asian Writers Speak Out for Obama, a fundraiser featuring Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai, Suketu Mehta, Manil Suri, and Akhil Sharma, with filmmaker Mira Nair as emcee and jazz music provided by the AZA Jazz Collective.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
6:00pm – 9:00 pm
(Program will begin at 6:30pm.)

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

4 thoughts on “Obamarama / Ram Leela in New York Oct. 4”

  1. yo nina — just stumbled onto your website.

    this is michael hollander from back aways. maybe you remember me — i went to u of i in 82-86 and envied your button machine, which you sold to me.

    no this isn’t about that. just wanted to say hi. i’m in new york too. and i can sympathize about the bedbugs…….

  2. Maybe it’s the music, or maybe it’s the subject matter, but they kinda move like the people in your film, don’t they? 😉

  3. hi nina, i only met you once at CERL probably with michael hollander. i have always enjoyed your drawings and recognize them everywhere; Church of the Subgenie, cornfield electornics or the daily illini…

    i just searched for michael and found this post.

    nice website.

  4. Hey there Jim Huebotter. In case you make it back here to read your own post, give us a call in Chicago. It’s been a few years since we talked.

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