Urbana Public Television is proud to present three broadcasts of Urbana native Nina Paley’s critically-acclaimed film "Sita Sings the Blues."  The animated classic combines stories from the Ramayana and Paley’s personal life with the music of 1920s singer Annette Hanshaw in one feature-length, unforgettable work.  Film critic and fellow Urbana native Roger Ebert wrote, "I am enchanted. I am swept away. I am smiling from one end of the film to the other. It is astonishingly original.”

"Sita Sings the Blues" airs Saturday, September 24th at 8pm, Sunday September 25th at 11 pm, and Thursday September 29th at 8:30pm on UPTV.. UPTV is the television service of the City of Urbana, providing governmental, educational and public access television to, and by, the local community.  It is available on Comcast Channel 6 to over 40,000 homes in Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, Bondville, Philo, Ogden and St. Joseph, as well as in Springfield, Decatur and Danville on ATT U-Verse Channel 99.  The complete program schedule is at www.urbanaillinois.us/uptv.  Membership is free and entitles volunteers to free video and editing training and equipment use.  For more information, contact UPTV at 217-384-2452 or at [email protected].  Photo of Ms. Paley by Sage Ross, used by permission.