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Music, All Shook Down Ho Ho Ho Bang, Black X-Mass, Radioactive's Holiday Extravaganza, Free Jewish Museum and More

Ho Ho Ho Bang, Black X-Mass, Radioactive's Holiday Extravaganza, Free Jewish Museum and More

Can't stand another minute of the eye-drooping boredom of this whole holiday family time thing? Or are you stuck in town due to circumstances beyond your control? Either way, to fix the problem, here's our extra special Thursday-extended list of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hilarious New Ancient Tale of Woe

Hilarious New Ancient Tale of Woe

In 2002, Nina Paley's husband moved from San Francisco to India for a six-month contract, an upheaval that ended with him dumping her via e-mail. Paley, an animator with a long résumé of short films, took solace in the sweet-voiced…
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Music, All Shook Down Tuesday's Pick: Sita Sings the Blues

Tuesday's Pick: Sita Sings the Blues

​Sita Sings the BluesDelancey Street Auditorium7 p.m., $25-$30Nina Paley is a phoenix. From the flaming wreckage of a truly hellish breakup, the cartoon artist rose resplendent by creating the animated epic Sita Sings the Blues, an astonishingly original film that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nina Draws the Truth

Nina Draws the Truth

Nina Paley is a phoenix. From the flaming wreckage of a truly hellish breakup, the cartoon artist rose resplendent by creating the animated epic Sita Sings the Blues, an astonishingly original film that weaves Paley's own life into selected events…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Sita Sings the Blues</i>

Sita Sings the Blues

In 2002, Nina Paley's husband moved from San Francisco to India for a six-month contract, an upheaval that ended with him dumping her via e-mail. Paley, an animator with a long résumé of short films, took solace in the sweet-voiced…
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Calendar, Night&Day What&#146;s Cooking

What’s Cooking

In the animated short Western Spaghetti, a cook slices up a Rubik’s Cube to season a sauce of pin cushions and aluminum foil, simmering over flames of candy corn. Sliced dollar bills, shaved Post-it Notes, and chopped dice are added…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paley's Palace

Paley's Palace

Today's the last chance to see Sita Sings the Blues -- in a theater, anyway. You can watch Nina Paley's breathlessly reviewed animated mythology mashup anytime you want, since it's uncopyrighted with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. The writer/director/animator…
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Calendar, Night&Day Our Fertile Animations

Our Fertile Animations

Producing the illusion of motion is a heady task, but not for the San Francisco International Animation Festival. A feast of artistic expression, a hearty dinner of commercial media, and a guilty midnight snack of experimental film, this orgiastic celebration…
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