Sita Sundays @ Symphony Space

Sita Sings the Blues plays the next 3 Sundays at Symphony Space in New York:

Sun, Jan 31 at 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 7 at 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 14 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm

I will be doing Q and A’s after all shows. Notice there are two screenings on Valentine’s Day, because what better to show on the evilest holiday ever devised than the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told? It’s the perfect non-date movie!

Sita Sings the Blues plays the next 3 Sundays at Symphony Space in New York: Sun, Jan 31 at 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 7 at 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 14 at 1 pm…

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Frunch: The Free Culture Lunch #8

This Friday, January 22, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture, Free Software, Free Speech, Intellectual Freedom, anti-censorship, etc.

We do this every week now! And it’s more fun than the other kind of “frunch“.

This Friday, January 22, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture,…

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WNYC today at 2pm, 93.9 fm

Smackdown: Open Source or Closed Doors? (click here to listen)

The director of Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley, had to pay $50,000 to use old songs in her animation movie. She then put the movie online for free and turned herself into a free-culture activist. Composer Jaron Lanier was a digital pioneer in the ’90s, but in his new book he claims that open-source is destroying creativity and fostering vicious behavior. They join us to debate the pros and cons of free love in art-making.

Sita Sings the Blues site More about Jaron Lanier [NY Times]

Smackdown: Open Source or Closed Doors? (click here to listen) The director of Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley, had to pay $50,000 to use old songs in her animation…

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“The Revolution Will Be Animated”

An excellent new 16-minute documentary by Marine Lormant Sebag about Free Culture, Sita Sings the Blues, and me. Please watch it – it’s good and it explains a lot!

The Revolution Will Be Animated from Marine Lormant Sebag on Vimeo.

An excellent new 16-minute documentary by Marine Lormant Sebag about Free Culture, Sita Sings the Blues, and me. Please watch it – it’s good and it explains a lot! The…

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Flooding with Love for the Kid

Sita Sings the Blues isn’t the only feature film made by one person in a small Manhattan apartment. Zachary Oberzan‘s Flooding With Love For the Kid was made in an even smaller apartment (220 square feet) and far lower budget ($95.51). (This budget doesn’t include any copyright clearances of course – don’t tell First Blood author David Morrell.)

It suspenseful and watchable from beginning to end. It has life and soul. It’s interactive – the audience knows they’re looking through the film’s surface when they engage with the story. I laughed a lot, but it’s not a comedy.

Zack did a post-screening Q and A, and sounded uncannily like

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Frunch: The Free Culture Lunch #7

This Friday, January 15, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture, Free Software, Free Speech, Intellectual Freedom, anti-censorship, etc.

We do this every week now! And it’s more fun than the other kind of “frunch” which is so last year.

This Friday, January 15, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture,…

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“Sita” held over a fourth week at IFC

New schedule:

Click on the time to purchase tickets for a screening. Wed, Jan 13 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PMThu, Jan 14 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PMFri, Jan 15 at: 1:10 PM, 5:20 PMSat, Jan 16 at: 1:10 PM, 5:20 PMSun, Jan 17 at: 1:10 PM, 5:20 PMMon, Jan 18 at: 1:10 PM, 5:20 PMTue, Jan 19 at: 1:10 PM, 5:20 PM

Also: Coming soon to Symphony Space Sundays only, Jan 31 – Feb. 14 (2 shows on Valentine’s Day – perfect for those without valentines!)

New schedule: Click on the time to purchase tickets for a screening. Wed, Jan

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Ban “Sita Sings the Blues” from the Internet!

Seriously, I could use the publicity. What would happen if thousands of people signed this petition? Has a movie ever been banned from the Internet before? I want to see how it’s done. You can leave a message with your signature. They only have 367 so far – do your part, people.

Seriously, I could use the publicity. What would happen if thousands of people signed this petition? Has a movie ever been banned from the Internet before? I want to see…

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Sita held over 3rd week at IFC NY!

// Click on the time to purchase tickets for a screening.

Tue, Jan 5 at: 11:10 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:40 PM, 4:40 PM, 6:40 PM, 8:35 PM, 10:25 PM Wed, Jan 6 at: 11:10 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Thu, Jan 7 at: 11:10 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Fri, Jan 8 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Sat, Jan 9 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Sun, Jan 10 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Mon, Jan 11 at: 12:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 6:05 PM, 7:55 PM Tue, Jan 12 at:

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Frunch – the Free Culture Lunch #6 (Yes it Really Is 2010 Edition)

This Friday, January 8, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture, Free Software, Free Speech, Intellectual Freedom, anti-censorship, etc.

We do this every week now! And it’s more fun than the other kind of “frunch” which is so last year.

This Friday, January 8, 2 pm, Soy & Sake @ 47 7th Ave S (at Commerce St) in New York’s West Village. Open to anyone who is into Free Culture,…

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