I’ll be returning to my old stomping grounds of Santa Cruz, CA in OctoberÂ (actuallyÂ part of a longer North American film festival tour with Seder-Masochism, which I’ll announce soon).
The Goddess Animated: Nina Paley and Zsuzsanna Budapest
Double feature of Nina Paley animation! Each screening followed by dialog with Zsuzsanna BudapestÂ and question-and-answer with audience.
1pm: Sita Sings the Blues
2009 Dir. Nina Paley
Paleyâ€™s award-winning 2009 animated musical interpretation of the Hindu epic Ramayana has earned widespread critical praise, a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes, and continued places on best-of lists. Roger Ebert wrote of it, â€œI am enchanted. I am swept away. I am smiling from one end of the film to the other.â€
2018 Dir. Nina Paley
Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the directorâ€™s own father. But thereâ€™s another side to this story: that of the Goddess, humankindâ€™s original deity.Â Seder-MasochismÂ resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of Patriarchy.
Suggested donation: $20 to support the Womenâ€™s Spirituality Forum.
Tickets at the door.
AMAZONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
Sunday October 14, 2018
Brookdale Terrace Club House
300 Plum St., Capitola, CA
Please carpool; parking is limited.