Rocks in My Pockets is directed by Latvian-native Signe Baumane. Now living in New York City, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Film worked for independent animator Bill Plympton and later went on to create her own animated films, including Birth and Rocks in My Pockets. A story of mystery and redemption, this moving work is based on true events involving Baumane and four other women in her family, exploring their battles with depression. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart ones’ own DNA. The film will be followed by a Meet-the-Artist Q&A.
This event is part of the "2017 MooreWomenArtists: Women in Animation Film Festival," a four-day festival of animated feature and short films created by women, along with Meet-the-Artists discussions, an Adobe Creative Jam and the annual panel featuring women game designers. In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the “2017 MooreWomenArtists: Women in Animation Film Festival” begins Thursday, March 23 and continues through Sunday, March 26 in Stewart Auditorium at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA. The Film Festival comes at a time when Moore is looking forward to graduating its first group of students majoring in Animation & Game Arts in May. All festival events are open to the public and admission is free. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE FILM FESTIVAL