Sita Sings the Blues is going to screen in Trivandrum, Kerala, at the 2nd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
Kairali Theatre on 20/06/09 at 6.15 pm
I couldn’t find an official web site, but there’s a blog about the festival here.
I was living in Trivandrum when I read my first Ramayana, and started drawing characters from it, which eventually became Sita Sings the Blues. I won’t be attending this festival, but I’m thrilled Sita will.
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UPDATE June 15, 2009: These are now available at the Sita Sings the Blues Merchandise Empire!
My first ever cloisonne pins! Just out of the box from China! If I had a better camera and lights I’d have better pix, but even these reveal some of the wondrous-ness of these metal-and-resin mass-produced wonders!
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Hey cinephiles and Free Culture fans: Channel 13, which initiated Sita’s online release through free streaming, is streaming a new film, Automatons! You can download it there at high-resolution too.
I’ve heard and read about Second Life, but I don’t go there because I don’t have enough time for my First Life. But for those of you with lives there, Scott Crawford writes:
…I now have Sita streaming on demand in the 2nd floor balcony hookah lounge of my club there, which is called Heck. If you’ve got Second Life installed, you can check it out here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nina/208/140/134
The screen has sort of a big screen tv/living room feel to it (I don’t currently have the resources to reopen the full movie theater I once had set up there), but I think the setup’s got cool ambience (unless you’re rabidly anti-drug, in which case, the hookah setup probably isn’t your cup of tea, as it’s not set up for tobacco, but we are talking virtual smoking rather than real smoking here), and if people click the screen, it offers them the option to go to the Sita site as well, so hopefully it kicks some more business and attention yours and the film’s way.
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