Sita Sings the Blues (Paley)

Animation Explosion

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 7:30pm

The series ends with a look at some fantastic work. Nina's Paley's short Pandorama, handpainted on 70mm stock, and the latest installment in her feature epic Sita Sings the Blues in Battle of Lanka where a Betty Boop-eque Sita sings a bluesy ballad in the edibly rich color tones of Flash animation. Paired with works by Jake Portman and Bill Sneed: the hilariously strange Forest in Winter where all forms of animation are lampooned - from Russian master Yuri Norstein to Japanese TV commercials; abstract works The Fold by Kim Collmer, Utopia Parkway by Joanna Priestly; and the premiere of Mermaid by Chicago artist Lisa Barcy wherein the marriage of Carl and Doris, stars in the world of marine biology, succumbs to obsession, infidelity and the unrelenting stench of the ocean. (35mm and DVD)

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema and Media Studies