Signe Baumane: "Sex, Madness and Dentists"

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Signe Baumane, animator, filmmaker
Event Date: 
October 29, 2015
Event Time: 
Michigan Theater
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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. 

This lecture is part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series and will be followed by a 7:15 p.m. screening of the artist's film Rocks In My Pockets.