On Friday, December18th at 7pm The Palace Theater will host a benefit screening of the film STRANGE FRAME: LOVE & SAX.
Thanks to the generosity of GB Hajim, creator and director, for donating the use of his film Strange Frame, the Palace Theater hopes to add substantially to its Theater Comfort Campaign. Early in 2013 when the movie first released, the Palace hosted the Hawaii premiere of this film to a large crowd of sci-fi and animation enthusiasts. Now in response to their solicitation for donations toward bringing air conditioning to the theater, Hajim stepped up to offer free use of his movie to the theater. In addition to normal low ticket prices that will go to benefit the Palace, Hajim has also offered half the sales from signed DVDs on December 18th towards their campaign to make solar and air conditioning a reality.
Hajim, a Big Island resident, trained local students ranging in age from 13-23 in computer art and animation to create this gorgeous animated sci-fi film set in the 28th century. 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. The story explores the theme of the transformative power of love between two women. Our hero Naia is a feisty, young singer-songwriter who falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker. The two embark on their new relationship and also form a band and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom.
“You have to see it on the big screen to really appreciate it.” – Sam Campos, creator of Pineapple Man.
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. In addition to the use of local student artists in training, Hajim lined up some of the biggest names in science fiction for the voices behind the animation: Claudia Black, Tim Curry, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer, Juliet Landau, Alan Tudyk, George Takei, Michael Dorn and Claudia Christian. Big names in the credits include music from Pink Floyd and sound mix by Academy Award winner Gary Rizzo (Titanic, Batman: The Dark Knight, The Incredibles, Inception).
Strange Frame garnered several awards:
Best Feature Film, Dragon*Con 2012 – the largest fan run convention in the world!
Best Animated Feature at the 2013 Big Island Film Festival.
“We are so thankful for this partnership to help the Palace Theater” said Executive Director Morgen Bahurinsky. “Mahalo GB Hajim for your donation.” GB will attend to make opening remarks and host a Q & A after the film.
Please support local art and the Palace Theater by attending. Help make air conditioning a reality not a fantasy.
Tickets: $8 general / $7 Seniors and Students
On sale at the Palace Theater Box Office 10am-3pm weekdays.
Call 934-7010 to purchase advance tickets with a credit card.