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Signe Baumane

Sex, Madness and Dentists


Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Watch Video
Open to the public
Free of charge

Since 1998, Lat­vian inde­pen­dent ani­ma­tor Signe Bau­mane has made 15 con­tro­ver­sial ani­mated shorts on the sub­jects of sex, under­age preg­nancy, den­tists, vet­eri­nar­i­ans and mad­ness. In 2014, she released her first fea­ture-length ani­mated film, Rocks In My Pock­ets, an auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal work that explores the depres­sion that has haunted three gen­er­a­tions of women in her fam­ily. Baumane’s films have been screened at film fes­ti­vals around the world, and have received numer­ous awards. Rocks in My Pock­ets was selected as the Lat­vian entry for Best For­eign Lan­guage Film at the 87th Acad­emy Awards.

Signe Bau­mane’s pre­sen­ta­tion will be fol­lowed by a 7:15 pm screen­ing of Rocks in my Pock­ets at the Michi­gan The­ater. Tick­ets avail­able at michi​ganthe​ater​.org.

In part­ner­ship with the Weiser Cen­ter for Emerg­ing Democ­ra­cies, Cen­ter for Euro­pean Stud­ies, Cen­ter for Russ­ian and East Euro­pean Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Research on Women & Gen­der (IRWG), Chelsea’s River Gallery and the Ann Arbor Film Fes­ti­val (AAFF).