Date

Apr 19 2024

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE | Q&A with Signe Baumane

Writer, director, and animator SIGNE BAUMANE will join the audience for a Q&A following the 7:30 p.m. screening of her film MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE on Friday, April 19. Part of the Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase, presented by Friends of The Ross. 

Tickets for this screening are at regular Ross prices. Available online and at the Ross Box Office.

SIGNE BAUMANE

Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for her first animated feature ROCKS IN MY POCKETS. The film covers a 100-year history of depression and suicide of women in her family, including herself. It premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014 where it won a FIPRESCI prize, went on to over 130 international festivals and opened theatrically in the U.S. through Zeitgeist Films.

Signe’s new animated feature MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE fuses animation with music, theater, science, photography, three-dimensional sets and traditional hand-drawn animation to tell the story of a spirited young woman’s quest for perfect Love and lasting Marriage. Signe is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow in Film for New York Foundation for the Arts. She has a degree in Philosophy from Moscow State University./span>

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE
Showing at The Ross April 19-25

My Love Affair with Marriage follows Zelma on her 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage set against a backdrop of historic events in Eastern Europe. Told from a woman’s point of view, the film blends historical, biological, societal, and emotional arcs with a lively sense of humor and musical numbers. This animated film for adults tackles the issues of love, gender norms, domestic violence, fantasies, and toxic relationships to propel a woman’s journey toward independence and liberation. More info…

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