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New American Cinema

Rocks in My Pockets

Year 2014
Runtime 88 mins
Language English
Subtitles No

Writer-director Signe Baumane has achieved a high-water mark in animated storytelling with this autobiographical portrait of stunning depth and honesty.

Baumane employs the imaginative and unflinching in equal measure as she seamlessly merges the stories of herself and her family with a mini-history of 20th century Latvia. Family dynamics and the factors that influence them are explored and intertwine with a refreshing representation of mental illness.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, International Film Critics Award.

Preceded by short film Love in the Time of March Madness

Countries

United States
Awards
Winner — International Film Critics Award - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014,
Winner — Best Feature Film Festival Animator 2014
Festivals
Fantoche Animation International Film Festival 2014, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014, Festival Animator 2014
Director
Signe Baumane
Producer
Signe Baumane, Sturgis Warner
Editor
Wendy Cong Zhao