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Rocks in my Pockets (2014)

Rocks in my Pockets (2014)

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In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born 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. (c) Zeitgeist

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Signe Baumane
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Critic Reviews for Rocks in my Pockets

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This is a brave film, a unique way of exploring a taboo topic.

November 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There are slow bits, as Baumane delves into stories that are less interesting than others. But overall, her family history is rife with complex characters, and she brings them all to life in a loving, if scrutinizing, way.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Signe Baumane... wrote and directed this feature-length animation about her family history of bipolar disorder, and despite its thorough treatment of the subject, it's surprisingly lighthearted and free of self-regard.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…

[A] sardonically hilarious, sneakily moving, autobiographical animated feature.

September 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

not an easy film to watch...But it serves as a striking reminder of the countless individuals who suffer similar pains in silence, and of the special power of animation to make the unseen visible.

September 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Coasting over the denials and euphemisms offered by nervous uncles and cousins, Baumane uncovers a gene pool heavily freighted with mental illness, depression and self-annihilation.

September 5, 2014 | Full Review…
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