Monday, January 4, 2010

Sita Sings the Blues

I just watched the most enchanting, amazing movie. And it's free - it's under a Creative Commons license, so you can download it for free (but I am so buying a copy on DVD!). It's called Sita Sings the Blues. It's a retelling of the Ramayana, and the movie is a mix of animation styles that seem like they shouldn't work in one movie, but they do! I just love it - watch it!

The whole time I was watching it, I was doodling the Blues Sita (you'll see) in my notebook. She is going to end up in my art journal, I adore her!

You can watch the movie on YouTube or on (or download it!). Here it is on YouTube:

Here's a link to the "official" site:

The movie on

I'd recommend watching it on, the quality there is better.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug for buying the DVD! You can buy it on Amazon or rent it on Netflix and the DVD has lots of cool specials!

Buy on Amazon:
Rent on Netflix:

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."

Need another reason why? Check out Roger Eberts Review!

Skulleigh said...

You're welcome! I bought it through the official site, because I couldn't see anything that said the one on Amazon has the commentary. I'm a sucker for commentary :)