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Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.

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Parker C. Boyd (voice)
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Naia X. (voice)
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Philo D Grenman (voice)
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Reesa Abi Kiran Ariana Livingston III (voice)
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Dorlan Mig (voice)
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Bitsea (voice)
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Guardship Commander (voice)
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Chat (voice)
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Atem (voice)
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Zev (voice)
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Tamadamsa (voice)
Kofy Brown ...
Calliope (voice)
Shelley Doty ...
Terpsee (voice)
Andrea Prichett ...
Clio (voice)
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Malora (voice)
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28th century, 200 years after the Great Earth Exodus. Naia, a feisty, young singer/songwriter, falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker in Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons. The two form a band - and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom. Dramatically rendered in rich, hand drawn animation, Strange Frame brings us into a world of space pirates, indentured slaves and genetic mutations - infused with music throughout, to create a dreamlike tale unlike anything you've ever seen. Written by GB Hajim

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How fortunate are those who can frame the beauty of the strange.


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$1,230,000 (estimated)
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The video of the final cut appears by Pink Floyd See more »

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Edited from The Duke Is Tops (1938) See more »

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A Pleasant Hodgepodge of Everything that Works Well
23 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For fans of Frank Herbert's "Dune," Aeon Flux (to a degree), "Across the Universe" (the musical, and up to the part it started to drag), and "Triplets of Belleville," I recommend this movie.

It takes place in a netherworld (or our world) future, 7 centuries down the line, and I thought of "Dune" in that there's a new system in place for all inhabitants.

I thought of "Across the Universe" because of its use of music to disjointedly establish the events leading up to the climax. Next, I was reminded of "Triplets of Belleville" because of its use of visuals (sans sound) to construct the mood of the scene. There is some Aeon Flux-ish stuff in there, but not too much; Aeon Flux fans are warned. Just some scenes for you to remember those late nights watching MTV to catch an episode before the hour was run out.

In all, I believe this movie was such a fantastic artistic feat, I am not sure whether calling it an "LGBT movie" does it any justice. Rather, I found it was a very ambitious animated movie project that worked very well.


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