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BOSTON’S CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY HONORS ANIMATION FILMMAKER SIGNE BAUMANE AT ANNUAL INDIE AWARD CEREMONY

Signe BaumaneOn Sunday March 22nd, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor filmmaker Signe Baumann with its Visionary Award, during its 21st annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theater in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.   Ms. Baumane will be in attendance to accept her special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate an impressive and broad-ranging career.  The show begins at 5pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website, www.brattle.org.

Signe Baumane, born in Latvia, is an animator, writer, fine artist and illustrator now living and working in New York City.  Having made several successful short films, including NATASHA and WOMAN, both Chlotrudis Short Film Festival finalists, this past year saw the debut of Baumane’s first full length animated feature, ROCKS IN HER POCKETS.  The film was selected as Latvia’s entry for the Oscars best foreign film category, and is also nominated for the Chlotrudis Awards’ Buried Treasure category. 

She began her career as an animator in Latvia, moving to New York in the mid-90’s to work with legendary film animator Bill Plympton as cel painter and color stylist, and over the years she has been a frequent collaborator on a number of his films.   With her own films, Baumane has won a cult reputation and critical acclaim for her frank takes on sex, pregnancy and dentistry, all done in a distinctive hand drawn style.

 

Rocks in my Pockets

An animated feature film by Signe Baumane
"Rocks In My Pockets" A Crazy Quest For Sanity

The film is now available for streaming and downloads and on DVD.

 

Rocks in my Pockets

An animated feature film by Signe Baumane
"Rocks In My Pockets" A Crazy Quest For Sanity

The film is now available for streaming and downloads and on DVD.

A poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.
Based on true events about five women of the filmmaker's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.

Can we outsmart our own DNA? Rocks in my Pockets is the story of one woman's attempt to do just that. Using animation, honesty, and a sense of humor, filmmaker Signe Baumane explores her family history in order to understand her battle with depression. Journeying through the lives of relatives with similar experiences, Baumane weaves an enchanting tale of art, history, and adventure.

Rocks in my Pockets offers hope and inspiration to anyone who has suffered from the effects of depression or mental illness. Join the crazy quest for sanity when you watch Rocks in my Pockets, exclusively on YEKRA. You won't find this on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, or GooglePlay.

ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Official Trailer:
http://ykr.be/1n6ufk5asf

Share with Your friends! The DVD will have two versions of the film, one in English, one in Latvian, with subtitles available for both. All online options will have subtitles available in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Russian, with more to come.
 

Rocks in my Pockets

An animated feature film by Signe Baumane
"Rocks In My Pockets" A Crazy Quest For Sanity
A poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.
Based on true events about five women of the filmmaker's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.

www.rocksinmypocketsmovie.com

ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Official Trailer:
http://youtu.be/gJcVnFripdc

The New York Times:
 

North American Screenings

NEW YORK CITY, NY
September 3–25, 2014
IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
(@ West 3rd Street)
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LOS ANGELES, CA
September 10, 2014
Cinefamily
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HUDSON, NY
September 11–14 & 18–19, 2014
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street
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LOS ANGELES, CA
September 12–18, 2014
Laemmle Royal
11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
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SEATTLE, WA
September 19, 9:30 PM, 2014
Seattle International Film Festival:
Women In Cinema
SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Avenue North
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TALLAHASSEE, FL
September 19–21, 2014
Tallahassee Film Society
All Saints Cinema
918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
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BOSTON, MA
September 24–October 2, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
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VANCOUVER, CANADA
September 24–October 10, 2014
Vancouver International Film Festival
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CHICAGO, IL
September 26–October 2, 2014
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State Street
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MIAMI, FL
October 1–5 & 8–9, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque
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SANTA FE, NM
October 3–9, 2014
The Screen
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ITHACA, NY
October 8 & 10, 2014
Cornell Cinema
104 Willard Straight Hall
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HOUSTON, TX
October 11 & 19, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
October 17–19, 2014
Indie Spirit Film Festival
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM
November 7 & 9, 2014
Guild Cinema
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Opens November 21, 2014
Roxie
3117 16th Street
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NEVADA CITY, CA
November 23, 2014
Nevada Theatre
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International Screenings

CZECH REPUBLIC
July 7–10, 2014
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Winner — International Film Critics Award
Commendation — Ecumenical Jury

Website

POLAND
July 11–19, 2014
Festival Animator 2014, Poznan
Winner — Best Feature Film
Website

POLAND
August 2–10, 2014
Dwa Brzegi Film Festival
Website

LATVIA
August 21, 2014– Open ended run
“Akmeņi manās kabatās”
A Latvian version of “Rocks In My Pockets”
Co-produced with Locomotive Productions
Forum Cinemas, Riga
Website

SWITZERLAND
September 3–5, 2014
Fantoche Animation International Film Festival
Website

SPAIN
September 19–27, 2014
San Sebastian Film Festival
Website

RUSSIA
September 20–27, 2014
24th International Film Festival Message to Man
St. Petersburg
Website

GREECE
September 24, 2014
Athens International Film Festival
Website

CALGARY
September 27 & 28, 2014
Calgary International Film Festival
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GREECE
October 2–5, 2014
Animasyros International Animation Festival
Website

SOUTH KOREA
October 2–11, 2014
19th Busan International Film Festival
Website

ROMANIA
October 3–9, 2014
Anim'est International Animation Festival
Bucharest
Website

ISRAEL
October 9–18, 2014
Haifa International Film Festival
Website

ENGLAND
October 24–November 2, 2014
London International Animation Festival
Barbican Cinema
Website

SPAIN
November 21–29, 2014
Gijon International Film Festival
Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rocks in my Pockets

 

 Ja apmeklēsiet vai kontaktēsiet, lūdzu, atsaucieties uz portālu: www.LatviesiAMERIKA.com

 

Rocks in my pockets

Animated Feature by Latvian-American Director
To Premiere at Major European Film Festival

Brooklyn, NY - June 3rd, 2014 - Latvian born Signe Baumane's animated feature film "Rocks In My Pockets" will have its world premiere at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It is the first animated film in the history of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival to be chosen for the Official Selection - Competition program. The premiere will take place on Monday July 7th, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in the 1,146 seat Grand Hall.

"Rocks In My Pockets," a fantastical tale based on true events, is about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness. The film combines a wide sweep of Latvian history with deeply personal stories of family secrets, art, romance, marriage, nature and political upheaval, all in the quest for sanity.

Baumane employs a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché, stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation producing a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.

Signe Baumane is a Latvian born New York based independent animator.  Her fifteen animated shorts have been screened in over 200 film festivals around the world including Sundance and Berlinale. "Rocks In My Pockets" is her first feature film.

Ms. Baumane says, "In some ways 'Rocks In My Pockets' is an old-fashioned detective story. Me digging into family history, searching for clues, figuring things out - why some of us have obsessive suicidal thoughts, why we break down, what makes us who we are, and in the end what saves us. Hopefully people find the film entertaining. And perhaps some important conversations will come out of it, as well."

"Rocks In My Pockets" has been produced by Signe Baumane along with co-producer Sturgis Warner. Women Make Movies was the project's fiscal facilitator. 800 backers supported the film in a successful Kickstarter campaign.   

"Rocks In My Pockets" will be distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Zeitgeist Films. Locomotive Productions is co-producing a Latvian version. New Europe Film Sales is the sales agent for the rest of the world. Online streaming and downloads will be available through Yekra, Ltd.

For more information
Signe Baumane
Director, producer
Phone: 718 439 0773
Cell: 212 577 0383
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website
Trailer
Press Kit

 

Ja apmeklēsiet vai kontaktēsiet, lūdzu, atsaucieties uz portālu: www.LatviesiAMERIKA.com 

 

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