Rocks in My Pockets and Cheatin’ Screenings and Live Events at MOMI


Please join ASIFA-East, Women in Animation, and The Museum of the Moving Image as we present a screening of Rocks in My Pockets, with Director Signe Baumane in person.

Friday, December 5, 2014. 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Signe Baumane. 2014, 88 mins. DCP. With a beautifully textured combination of stop-motion animation with papier-mâché puppets and old-fashioned hand-drawn animation, Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane tells a deeply personal and fantastical tale based on the women in her family and their battles with madness.


We will also be collaborating with MOMI on the preview screening of Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ on Friday, December 12th, 2014.  Bill Plympton will be in attendance and there will be a reception following the screening.

Friday, December 12, 2014.  7:00 p.m.

Dir. Bill Plympton. 2014, 86 mins. DCP. In the eagerly awaited new feature film by New York indie animator Bill Plympton, a newlywed wife proves the depth of her love by becoming her cheating husband’s mistress. This is a special sneak preview in conjunction with the exhibition Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton. Followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on view during the reception.

Both screenings  are presented as part of the See it Big! Animation series at MOMI from November 28 – December 28.   From Princess Mononoke to A Town Called Panic, this outstanding series focuses on features that come alive on a big screen.  If you haven’t been out to the MOMI yet, this is the perfect time!  Not only is animation a regular feature of their collection, but you can view The Animation Art of Chuck Jones through January 19th, 2015.  Oh and that theater is beautiful and the sound – AMAZING.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106

ASIFA-East members qualify for 20% off both screenings.  Look for the discount code in your member newsletter or email me at and I’ll send you the code.  We are also holding a contest for 5 pairs of tickets to each screening.  The drawing will be held on Wednesday Nov 26th.  If you would like to enter, send me your name and email address and what screening you’d like to be entered into.  You can enter for both but only win for one.  Put the name of the screening in the subject line and email asifaeastblogger@gmail.comDeadline: Tuesday, Nov 25, 11:59pm.

Thanks all and enjoy the screenings!!