Strange Frame / Screening Pink Apple Filmfestival, Zurich

Strange Frame / Screening Pink Apple Filmfestival, Zurich

May 1, 2013 - May 12, 2013, All Day
(all times are local to the event)
Pink Apple Filmfestival, Zurich

The first lesbian science fiction rock ‘n roll animated musical.

“The trippiest lesbian movie ever made.” —

This gorgeous animated sci-fi story is centered around the theme of the transformative power of love between two women. As our story begins it is the 28th century, 200 years after the Great Earth Exodus. We’re on Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons. Our hero Naia (prolific voice actress Tara Strong) is a feisty, young singer-songwriter who falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker (Claudia Black — Farscape, Stargate SG-1). The two embark on their new relationship and also form a new band — and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom.

Here on Ganymede the human race has long since left a decimated Earth. To survive the harsh climates of other planets and moons, humans have genetically modified themselves making skin color and sexual organs a common matter of fashion. Dramatically rendered in rich, colorful 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.

Strange Frame is brilliantly animated and directed by GB Hajim, co-written by Hajim and out lesbian African American musician Shelley Doty, and co-stars a terrific array of voice talents including Tim Curry, Cree Summer, Juliet Landau, Ron Glass, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn, Claudia Christian and George Takei.

16. PINK APPLE FILMFESTIVAL · ZÜRICH: 1. – 9. MAI 2013 · FRAUENFELD: 10. – 12. MAI 2013

The opening of Pink Apple took place in Zurich for the first time in 2003. 50 short and long films were shown in approximately 40 performances, mainly Swiss premieres.
In the meantime, Pink Apple has become the largest lesbian and gay film festival in Switzerland. In 2011 63 films from 18 different countries were shown in 85 performances and over 30 film makers presented their work at the festival.