we’re watching it tonight

I’ve been following and supporting Nina Paley‘s struggle to create, finish, and finally distribute, (in spite of November’s scary brush with music related copyright threats), her beautiful, shoe-string budget independent film, Sita Sings The Blues, ever since her incredible DIY project started to hit the web chapter by chapter back in 2006, so it gives me extreme pleasure to announce that..

the completed full length film of Sita Sings The Blues is now available on-line through Reel 13!

“Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.””

Sita Sings the Blues trailer on YouTube.
COILHOUSE interview with Nina Paley.