Come join us for a screening of Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley and the short animation Sintel by the Blender Foundation. And remember to BYOC, bring your own chair, if you can since we only have a few here at the gallery 😉 Donations to the artist are welcomed and encouraged. Event is wheelchair accessible.
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 email. 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.” May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, and/or infrequent use of strong language. If you have any doubts, the movie is available free to watch here.
“Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.
Run time14 minutes 48 seconds ProducerBlender Foundation Production CompanyBlender Foundation SponsorBlender Foundation Audio/Visualsound, color LanguageEnglish Contact InformationBlender Institute