Sita Sings the Blues
Many people are under the impression that “animated” is a genre in film. This impression is completely false, as animation is a (wonderful) storytelling medium. If you’ve been raised on Disney flicks, I have a piece that I really want to share, because it will seriously challenge your idea of what an animated film can do.
Take one average woman, and then throw her into a cross-cultural exchange with traditional hindu belief and storytelling, throw in complete creative control, and just a dash of inspiration, and you may just as well come up with Sita Sings the Blues. This movie is a triumph of individual achievement, and is quite compelling as a standalone piece. The best part? Since this work is the epitome of “Indy production”, she has released the whole kit-n-kaboodle for free online!
Now, I’d like nothing better than to completely dissect the complicated interweaving of this story, but I’d rather YOU (yes, I mean you) watch it and tell ME what you think of it (maybe even in the comments section maybe…) . Since it is so oozingly ‘Indy’, you probably won’t see this in any theaters, which is why I feel so compelled to share and discuss this ‘cartoon’ . If you want, here is a great list of places you can watch it for yourself here, or download it from here
Now, get some fricken popcorn, remember to watch it in a playlist in HD, and enjoy!