The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Program presents a screening of the film Rocks in My Pockets (88 minutes), followed by a question and answer session with the director, Signe Baumane, on Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Rocks in My Pockets is a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival, based on true events surrounding the filmmaker, the women in her family, and their battles with depression and madness.
Signe Baumane is an independent animator known for her controversial films on the subjects of sex, pregnancy, dentists and madness. Born in Latvia in 1964, she studied Philosophy at the University of Moscow and then began making animated films. In 1995, she moved to New York, working with Bill Plympton on several shorts and features. She continued producing her own short films in the USA, including Dentist(2005), Teat Beat of Sex (2007-2008), and Birth (2009). He sensual humor and bold feminism have made a mark in the independent animation world, most recently with her animated feature memior, Rocks in My Pockets, which has gathered awards and screening laurels at numerous festivals worldwide.
Admission is free. Complete information is available here.