"New York Times Critic’s Pick, Winner of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS, is coming to Greensboro on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to the Carousel Cinema-Battleground at 7:00pm.

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.

ROCKS IN MY POCKETS is sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Greensboro and NAMI Guilford for Mental Illness Awareness Month. Signe Baumane, the filmmaker, will introduce the film and answer questions after the movie.

Susan Ball, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Greensboro, says, “We are honored to bring this film that has received so much national attention and the director to Greensboro, North Carolina.” She added, “It is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness for mental health and lessen the stigma, shame and prejudice that surrounds depression.”

Carol McKeithan Whitley, board member of NAMI Guilford, says, “This film supports the NAMI Guilford mission of promoting recovery and optimizing the quality of life of those living with mental illness by providing education, advocacy, and support for these individuals and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor and celebrate Mental Illness Awareness month and the recovery of those that we serve.”

Film Information

Title:                Rocks in My Pockets
Date:               Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Place:              Carousel Cinema – 1305 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Time:               7:00pm (Runtime: 88 minutes)
Price:               Tickets available for $10.25

                        Student and senior discounts also available"

- A Press Release

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