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Humanities Project Meeting: 'Sita Sings the Blues', a film by Nina Paley

Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

We will present Sita Sings the Blues, a film by Nina Paley







Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley (with the exception of some fight animation by Jake Friedman in the "Battle of Lanka" scene),[2] primarily using 2D computer graphics and Flash Animation.

It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharing numerous themes.

- from Wikipedia

("The animation is gorgeous. The music is marvelous." - from Jennifer White)

To learn more, click HERE

If you wish to make a donation to the filmmaker, Nina Paley, click HERE

The bringing of snacks and drinks (including wine & beer) are always appreciated!

About us:

**Update: Beginning in July 2014, our meetings will take place on the 2nd Friday of each month.**

The HSGP Humanities Project holds free and open meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm at HCC. All are invited to attend. The majority of the evening is given over to one or more of our HSGP members or guests to share with us some aspect of arts & humanities that they are passionate about! After the fun, we do (very brief) planning/announcing of future events. Total meeting time approximately 2 hours.

The HSGP Humanities Project will procure speakers to present arts & humanities related talks at one or more Sunday Speaker meetings during the year.

We will plan and execute at least one fundraiser for HSGP.

Throughout the year we will plan many free or inexpensive excursions to various arts & humanities events in and around the Valley for those who wish to participate.

On occasion we may hold fun artsy events at the HCC.

Hosted by Mike Franklin and your HSGP Humanities Project Committee.

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  • Jennifer W.

    I am so glad you enjoyed it! And muchos gracias to Mike for taking over the screening!

    June 22, 2014

  • Amy K.

    As always, thanks for introducing me to events or speakers I would otherwise have missed.

    June 21, 2014

  • Mike F.

    One of those films that kept your eyes glued to the screen.

    June 21, 2014

  • Ann Marie E.

    I enjoyed this enormously.

    June 20, 2014

  • Jennifer W.

    Zenaido and I are supposed to be there--it's my choice of film after all! But our flight to Mexico on Saturday was canceled and our only other choice was to leave a day earlier. Sorry! Can someone help Mike project the film from his computer (streaming online)? That is, if he needs the help.

    June 17, 2014

  • Jill

    Hi, is anyone interested in carpooling to attend the Sita Sings the Blues movie on Friday, June 20, at the Mesa center?My cross streets: N. 7th St./Dunlap. Thanks.

    June 14, 2014

    • Jennifer W.

      Darn! I live in that area, but I can't go after all. Maybe next time...

      June 17, 2014

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