The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Rocks In My Pockets

Directed by: Signe Baumane

2014 | USA | 88 min.


Friday, August 22, 2014, 7pm


Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3pm


Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7pm

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. Funded in part by Kickstarter backers.” Zeitgeist. 

Official Selection, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2014