Yes, first, my Grandpa’s birthday is 9/11. He had a good 80 years where the most important thing about that date was that it was his birthday. Oh well, now it makes it easy to remember. Second, since the start time is gonna be different, I thought I should give two days warning to people about what movie it will be so they can plan.
Sita Sings the Blues!
There are three good reasons to watch this movie:
- It’s a really good movie that gives you a good grasp of the Ramayana
- It’s free! The filmmaker made it free on purpose because she believes in open source
- It’s only an hour and a half
I have to admit that the last point was the biggest for me. Since we are starting late, I wanted an hour and a half so I could still have some evening time afterwards. And so the regular crowd could manage to watch the whole thing.
Anyway, you should all watch it for the first two reasons too! Especially reason one, this is truly the best way to get a sense of the Ramayana. It hits the major points in a casual way that let’s you know there are multiple equally valid versions of the story. And it’s fun, and funny, and pretty, and happy.