FREE SNEAK PREVIEW / ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Rocks In My Pockets (filmmaker Signe Baumane in person!)

“Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales” — Alissa Simon, Variety

Winner of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize at the Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival, the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets boasts the highly personal and sweetly absurdist touch of Latvian artist/filmmaker Signe Baumane, who handcrafted this feature film out of papier-mâché, stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, Signe tells five fantastical tales based on upon the courageous women in her family, their battles with madness, and, in Signe’s words, a casual Eastern European backdrop of “war, divorce, politics, sex, business, education, money, secrets, marriage, power, motherhood and violence.” Employing a unique, beautifully textured animation style (with inspiration from Jan Svankmajer and Bill Plympton), Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. Signe Baumane in person for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Signe Baumane, 2014, DCP, 88 min.

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Watch the trailer for “Rocks In My Pockets”!
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