NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘My Love Affair With Marriage’

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) invites you to an in-person screening of My Love Affair with Marriage  at Quad Cinema on October 11th at 7:30pm ET
followed by Q&A with director Signe Baumane.


From Signe Baumane, director of Rocks in My Pockets, comes a new award-winning animated feature about a spirited young woman determined to find love in the bewildering world. 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.


My Love Affair with Marriage is a recipient of the NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant and the NYWIFT Award for Excellence in Narrative Directing at the 2022 Woodstock Film Festival. 


DATE: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

TIME: Screening starts at 7:30pm followed by Q&A

LOCATION: Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St

PRICE: Discount rate of $13 


About the Filmmaker

Signe Baumane
Writer, Director, Designer, Animator

Signe Baumane was born and raised in Latvia when it was still part of the Soviet Union. At age 14, she began publishing short stories. At 16 she won poetry reciting competitions. At 18 she was singing and dancing with the folk group Skandenieki. Signe received a BA in Philosophy from Moscow State University. After graduating she started to work at Riga’s Animated Film Studio as a cel painter and later as a writer, director and designer. Signe directed three animated shorts in Latvia before moving to New York. There she worked for independent animator Bill Plympton as art director and production manager. In 1998, Signe received her U.S. green card as an ‘extraordinary ability alien’ and began making films at her own studio. In 2005 she became a U.S. citizen.

Still from My Love Affair With Marriage

October 11 @ 7:30pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm (2h)

34 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.