BOSTON’S CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY HONORS ANIMATION FILMMAKER SIGNE BAUMANE AT ANNUAL INDIE AWARD CEREMONY

Signe BaumaneOn Sunday March 22nd, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor filmmaker Signe Baumane with its Visionary Award, during its 21st annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theater in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.   Ms. Baumane will be in attendance to accept her special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate an impressive and broad-ranging career.  The show begins at 5pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website, www.brattle.org.

Signe Baumane, born in Latvia, is an animator, writer, fine artist and illustrator now living and working in New York City.  Having made several successful short films, including NATASHA and WOMAN, both Chlotrudis Short Film Festival finalists, this past year saw the debut of Baumane’s first full length animated feature, ROCKS IN HER POCKETS.  The film was selected as Latvia’s entry for the Oscars best foreign film category, and is also nominated for the Chlotrudis Awards’ Buried Treasure category. 

She began her career as an animator in Latvia, moving to New York in the mid-90’s to work with legendary film animator Bill Plympton as cel painter and color stylist, and over the years she has been a frequent collaborator on a number of his films.   With her own films, Baumane has won a cult reputation and critical acclaim for her frank takes on sex, pregnancy and dentistry, all done in a distinctive hand drawn style.

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