See you at BU – April 4 at 6pm

I’ll be speaking at Boston University tomorrow (Monday April 4) evening at 6pm. Details here.

April 4 , 2011

Screening of the film and a conversation with filmmaker Nina Paley.

Boston University’s Program for Scripture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Distinguished Teaching Professorship welcome filmaker Nina Paley to Boston University. On April 4 we will present a showing of the groundbreaking animated film Sita Sings the Blues, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

Sita Sings the Blues was written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Paley, and weaves an autobiographical story with events from the Hindu scriptural text the Ramayana. The feature length film uses music, shadow puppets and novel animation techniques to re-imagine the artist’s experience through the lens of the god Rama’s wife, Sita.

Location: SMG Auditorium
Time/Date: April 4, 2011, 6pm


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

3 thoughts on “See you at BU – April 4 at 6pm”

  1. Thanks for coming out to visit us in Boston! It was delightful to meet you, and I feel vindicated in my fan-laziness about not seeing this film until last night; it was a perfect setting for finally watching SIta.

    My takeaway from the Q&A session is how your decision to free the film was one of the best you’ve made in your career, in many ways — including financially. That immediately struck a chord with me, and I’ve already started to repeat this story to friends. You have created a powerful case study alongside a beautiful film.

    That you displayed the power of free media in a wood-paneled business school auditorium made learning this all the more poignant…

  2. This is an incredible movie. Really disgusting how the hindutva people reacted. They want to censor anything on Hindu Gods, and Hindu myth is as interesting as storytelling gets and they refuse any creative interpretation of the same.

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