June 29, 2010 | By Aaron Jue

Sita Sings The Blues: A Benefit Screening Hosted by Nina Paley on July 20, 2010

UPDATE (Monday, July 19, 2010): Thank you so much for your support of EFF and the Cartoon Art Museum! Unfortunately, Nina will not be able to appear in person as originally planned. However, she will join us via Skype immediately following the film for the Q&A session.

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Cartoon Art Museum for a special evening with Nina Paley as we screen her award-winning animated feature film "Sita Sings the Blues," described by the creator as "the greatest breakup story ever told." Paley animated and produced the film single-handedly over the course of five years on a home computer, and will be on hand to take filmgoers behind the scenes.

The benefit screening will take place at the Delancey Street Foundation Screening Room at 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Film begins at 7 PM. Advance tickets may be purchased online for $25 at http://action.eff.org/ninapaley, or for $30 at the door the night of the screening. No food or drink is permitted in the screening room.

A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, Nina will also screen three of her Minute Memes, a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom, including the premiere of a new cartoon created by Nina especially for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Nina Paley is a longtime veteran of syndicated comic strips, creating Fluff (Universal Press Syndicate), The Hots (King Features), and her own alternative weekly "Nina's Adventures." In 1998, she began making independent animated festival films, including the controversial yet popular environmental short, "The Stork."

"Sita Sings the Blues" has screened in over 150 film festivals and won over 35 international awards including the Annecy Grand Crystal, The IFFLA Grand Jury Prize, and a Gotham Award. Nina's adventures in our broken copyright system led her to copyLeft her film, and join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence. She is now re-releasing all her comics under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

Event admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Purchase your tickets today!

About the Cartoon Art Museum
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The Museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

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