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  • Karlovy Vary Film Review: 'Rocks in My Pockets'

    Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales, the imaginative animated memoir "Rocks in My Pockets" merges a mini-history of 20th-century Latvia with that of helmer Signe Baumane and her forebears. Along the way, it provides a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics. Following the film's world preem in competition at Karlovy Vary, boutique arthouse distributor Zeitgeist will bow this modern milestone in animated storytelling in New York and Los Angeles in September. Nationwide play will follow.
  • Latvia Looks to Use European Film Awards to Strengthen Links with International Biz

    Dita Rietuma, the new director of the National Film Center of Latvia, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week for the world premiere of Signe Baumane's competition entry "Rocks in my Pocket," which the Film Center backed. She met with Variety to...

    Germany can't require language skill for family visas, court rules

    Germany's practice of imposing a language proficiency test on Turks applying for family reunification visas is contrary to European Union values and agreements, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday. The ruling directly applies only to the German...

    Q&A: Signe Baumane Talks 'Rocks in my Pocket' and Animated Metaphors

    Animation is Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane's way of openly sharing personal and family stories of both depression and hope. After having made 12 award-winning animated shorts, Baumane turned her focus to creating her first feature-length film...

    Tornado Black and Stefan Kozlov storm into Wimbledon juniors quarterfinals

    Just two years ago Genie Bouchard, who trains in Plantation, won the Wimbledon Girls' singles championship, and and on Saturday the 20-year-old Canadian will be playing for the adult version. Two other South Florida teens are hoping to follow in her...