New Film Offers “Sharp, Surprising, and Funny” Look at Depression

A new animated film, Rocks in My Pockets, was released this week that definitely seems worth checking out. According to The New York Times, which chose the film as one of its Critics’ Picks of the Week:

“With “Rocks in My Pockets,” Signe Baumane presents a sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history. Guided by Ms. Baumane’s almost musically accented voice-over, this hand-drawn debut feature is based upon the mental struggles of her Latvian grandmother and other relatives. It’s told with remorseless psychological intelligence, wicked irony and an acerbic sense of humor.”

So far the distribution seems to be limited to select cities and film festivals, but here’s hoping it’ll be made more widely available soon.