Animated Memoir ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Screening in St. Louis Sept. 29th
ROCKS IN MY POCKETS will screen Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm at Emerson Auditorium in the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke’s Hospital
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.
The critics are praising ROCKS IN MY POCKETS
Simon Foster at Screen-Space wrote:
“….Baumane draws upon a rich history of European animation to propel Rocks in My Pockets, her charming, incisive and very contemporary study of generational depression and suicidal tendencies.”
Avi Offer at NYC Movie Guru called ROCKS IN MY POCKETS:
“….Bold, darkly comic, refreshingly honest and self-deprecating.”
Peter Keough at The Boston Globe called it:
“…..A sardonically hilarious, sneakily moving, autobiographical animated feature.”
ROCKS IN MY POCKETS will screen Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm at Emerson Auditorium in the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke’s Hospital (232 South Woods Mill Road Chesterfield, MO 63017). Doors open 6:00pm and the event runs from 6:20 – 9:30pm. Admission is FREE and there will be light snacks provided
RSVP Appreciated – call 314-773-1399
Chris Clark, Artistic Director, Cinema St. Louis, will introduce the film to help us understand Signe Baumane’s work as the writer, director, producer and narrator. After the film, Sarah Donaldson, MD, will discuss familial genetics and medical treatment approaches. Erika Ottolini, LPC, will address family dynamics, family systems treatment and the impact of trauma on mental wellness. Steve Franklin, LCSW, will facilitate a Q&A session with the audience and clinicians.