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 Sita several times in the coming days, this Monday Nov. 22 will be special, because I will be there!
Mon., Nov.22 – 7:00-8:30 pm
For your listening pleasure, please go to the Food Parc, which is in the Eventi building on the street level between 29th and 30th on 6th Ave. Headsets will be available at the back of the Food Parc, where the doors are for going out on to the plaza.
Please come on by, it’ll be more fun if there are some Sita fans around. It’s free and open to the public, everyone is welcome (they’ll try to sell you food and drinks, but no purchase necessary). Audio is provided through FM headsets, supplied for free in the food hall/bar area adjoining the plaza. It’ll probably be cold outside, so I plan to watch indoors, through the gigantic plate glass windows, perhaps while nibbling something tasty. I’ll bring my merch bag, too, if anyone wants to buy DVDs and trinkets from the source.
Other planned screening times (I won’t be there):
Tonight (Nov. 17) from 9:00-10:30
Wed. Nov.24 – 10:30-12:00
Sun., Nov.28 – 8:30M-10:00AM
Sun., Nov.28 – 3:30-5:00
3 thoughts on “Sita on the Big Screen – Free! Monday”
I’ve just watched Sita sings the blues for the first time. It is great, and gave me much food for thought. I will be watching it again, and recommending it to my friends. Thank you for creating this and sharing it. Funny how history repeats itself over and over, eh? I think Ramayan should be required reading(or watching) for all young girls. Then again I did watch it as a young girl myself (it was serialized on TV back in the 80s – or was it early 90s?) and I am not sure I gained any wisdom from it. Of course it was portrayed from quite a different perspective from Sita sings the blues. Blessings to you!
Do you have a captioned or subtitled version of “Sita…”?
I have received a request to caption it, and that’s way beyond the normal scope of my volunteer captioning.
Maybe even if you had a transcript, captioning it might not be such a large project. IA supports subtitles/cc now- http://timelincoln.appspot.com/blog.archive.org/2009/06/16/archive-supports-subtitles-now/
@Bill – yes: http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/wiki/index.php?title=Subtitles
Also our DVD has some subtitles: