Saturday Night Short and Feature Films

“Rocks In My Pockets” Directed by Signe Baumane

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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.

Rocks in My Pockets was recently entered by Latvia into the 2015 Oscars as it’s selection in the Foreign Feature catagory

“Rocks in My Pockets” Screens with

“The Moving Picture Company, 1914″

Written and Directed by Three Time EMMY Award Winning Director Mark Kirkland

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100 years ago in a long forgotten silent film company, aspiring actress, Ellen, seeks her “lucky break” in a studio where everything goes wrong. Featuring: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Haskell Wexler, ASC and more…

Throughout the production we experimented with replica lenses and optical filters from the early era of cinema, I shot scenes along side the much respected Haskell Wexler A.S.C. during the “Fight Scene” as he captured the sequence with a Bell & Howell 2709. Setting up flats for our sets and relying mostly on available light, not to mention Weird Al Yankovic as Jesus in The Last Supper!  

Director Mark Kirkland, cast and crew members will be in attendance

Filmmakers and Passholders Lounge

 Saturday the Filmmakers Lounge will be at Kreuser Gallery in the Depot Arts District and opens at 11:00am. Filmmakers and Passholders can enjoy Colorado Springs exclusive Purple Mountain Coffee and delightful gluten-free Coquette’s Bistro & Bakery pastries.

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Judge Baldwins in Palmer Center will be offering happy hour specials starting at 11am. $2 ½ Pint “Micro-Micro Brew” or 3oz House Wine $4 Well Drinks, Wine and Drafts $5 Appetizers and from 5-9:30 pm Popcorn – $2 Candy Bars – $1 Sodas – $2 Hot Dogs – $3

Filmmakers and Pass Holders Saturday Night After Party

 Join us for Bristol Beer, wine from Sovereignty Wine’s and and lighter fair from La’au’s at Kreuser’s Gallery at the Bridge Gallery to wind down after a day of indie film and discuss the day’s film viewing.  

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