The U.S. theatrical release of Signe Baumane’s debut animated feature, ‘Rocks in My Pockets,’ is set for September 5 in New York and on September 12 in Los Angeles, followed by a national release.
Zeitgeist Films is set to present the U.S. theatrical release of Rocks in My Pockets, the debut animated feature by Signe Baumane. Rocks in My Pockets had its World Premiere at the 2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival where it was the first animated feature ever to take part in the Karlovy Vary International Competition. The film will open at the IFC Center in New York on September 5, and at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on September 12. A national release will follow.
In the animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born and New York-based artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval -- all in the fight for her own sanity.
Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation (with inspiration from Jan Svankmajer and Bill Plympton), Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.
Source: Zeitgeist Films
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.