“Sita Sings The Blues,” an animated feature film by Nina Paley

“Sita Sings The Blues,” an animated feature film by Nina Paley

  • Location:5014 7th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140
  • Venue:Fusion
  • Length:07:00 pm
  • Free Entry

“Sita Sings The Blues” is a 2008 animated film by Nina Paley, who weaves two tales in her cinematic tapestry. In one, she interprets the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, focusing on the relationship between two gods, Sita and Rama, who suffer through various trials and tribulations in their marriage. In the second, a character named Nina is an animator whose marriage falls apart.

The Rotten Tomatoes website gives “Sita Sings The Blues” a score of 100% and offers the critics’ consensus that the film is a “tour de force for filmmaker Nina Paley. ‘Sita Sings The Blues’ gives the Ramayana its animated due with a visually vibrant, dazzlingly imaginative triumph.” A.O. Scott of the New York Times writes that me motion picture “evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and ‘Yellow Submarine (for starters).”

The evening will be hosted by James Lochtefeld, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Carthage College. He is the author of “God’s Gateway” (Oxford University Press), the first in-depth look at the ancient city and Hindu holy place of Haridwar, which lies on the river Ganges at the edge of the Himalayas. In addition to the Hindu tradition, Professor Lochtefeld teaches courses on Indian religion and society, the Buddhist tradition, the Sikh tradition, East Asian religion, Sanskrit and Hindi. He will provide talkback discussion to “Sita Sings The Blues”

Doors Open at 6:30 film starts at 7:00, Free Admission.