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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,

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