Rocks in my Pockets
Presented as part of SHE’S CURIOUS, a programme of events and activities celebrating the imagination, creativity and private worlds of women through film taking place in July 2022 in Brighton & Hove and Lewes.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole…
Rocks in My Pockets / 2014 / 88mins / Subtitled / Rated 15
Rocks in My Pockets is an animated film that is written, produced, directed and animated by Signe Baumane. Defying the stigma that silences so many, Signe takes us on a journey deep into her own depression where she looks to confront the family demons. The animation is a striking combination of real paper-maché sets and props and hand-drawn 2D figures
The film is a personal exploration based on true events about five women of the filmmaker’s family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. Signe follows clues of mental illness that have always leaked through the family stories, tracing family history all the way back to Anna, who lived in Latvia in the 1920’s who faced isolation to the forest by her jealous husband and the hardships of The Great Depression, Nazi’s and Soviets.
Doors & Bar at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
SHE’S CURIOUS meanders through the lives and experiences of women of all ages and abilities, shining a light on female narratives, secret places and private desires.
Curated and delivered in partnership by Screenshot, a network of alternative and independent film programmers in Brighton & beyond, SHE’S CURIOUS presents a selection of unique and unforgettable film experiences that showcase complex and intriguing female protagonists, as well as films that are led by female creators behind the screen.
Plus: Try out the One Bum Cinema Club booth and see an unexpected short animated film, chosen at random for you. This free, drop-in personal cinema experience will tour ACCA, Depot and The Old Market from 6 – 21 July 2022.
SHE’S CURIOUS is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.
Facilitated by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot, which promotes and supports alternative film events in Sussex. Screen Shot works with independent programmers, film clubs, festivals and community groups to help special events, pop-up screenings and live cinema events reach a wider audience.