About This Show
Welcome to Changing Reels! A bi-weekly podcast that celebrates diversity in front of and behind the camera by revisiting overlooked films and exploring their pop culture significance. In each episode, hosts Andrew Hathaway and Courtney Small dissect a feature film that they feel deserves more love, as well as highlight two short films that relate to the main film in some fashion (or so they hope).
Most Recent Episode
Sita Sings the Blues
It is often said that nothing in life comes for free. Well in the case of artist Nina Paley, that is not entirely true. Paley decided to give her animated film Sita Sings the Blues to the masses free of charge. Using the epic Hindu poem as a catalyst for exploring the crumbling nature of her marriage, the film is both a jaunty musical and a historical tale on downside of unconditional love. Featuring various animation styles, songs by jazz artist Annette Hanshaw and witty narrating shadow puppets, Sita Sings the Blue is a treat for the senses. Before diving into the film, we take a moment to discuss our short films picks of the week: Fetch! and Dernier Acte.
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