Seder-Masochism

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General Public:$15.00
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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Tags:Animation
Women Directors
Religion
Jewish
Musical
Philosophy
Arts
Music
Women's Rights
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:78 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
French
Bulgarian
Hebrew
Aramaic
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/264768954
Cast/Crew
Director:Nina Paley
Producer:Nina Paley
Screenwriter:Nina Paley
Editor:Nina Paley
Principal Cast:Barry Gray
Hiram Paley
Nina Paley

Description

From the visionary creator of the animated feature Sita Sings the Blues, comes a daringly animated, musical feature that loosely follows the Passover Seder story. Filmmaker Nina Paley interweaves an interview with her father and adds a few twists to Biblical tales, such as a female Goddess who confronts the adversarial powers of the patriarchy. Including reinvisioned and interlocking narratives of the Book of Exodus, this epic cinematic feature blends the lines between the real and the fantastic, the biblical and the supernatural. While the story itself is a spectacular feat of animation and moving art, the behind-the-scenes tale is just as impressive. A one-woman force, Paley wrote and animated the film herself, working with a budget of $20,000. Viewing the film as a true labor of love, Paley released Seder-Masochism into the Public Domain in 2019.

Director Biography

Nina Paley

Born in 1968 in Illinois, Nina Paley is a writer, cartoonist and animator known for her comic stip Nina's Adventures and feature-films Sita Sings the Blues (08). Seder-Masochism (18) is her second film.


Press

"[A] completely irreverent, occasionally hilarious and politically evocative look at the most famous of Jewish holidays." - Hollywood Reporter


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