the music of the frames, a band from ireland, has long been an inspiration to me. love their music, love their shows.
conor masterson, a photographer, followed the band while they were touring a few years ago, and put together this film, in the deep shade
. it's not a documentary, per se. it's more of a visual and auditory feast. i would have gone to see it somehow anyway, but when i saw this trailer i wanted to see the film based on its own visual merit. i first saw the film at a tiny music venue in manhattan, on a screen that was the wrong size (and therefore the aspect ratio was totally off, which was a sin.) loved it anyway (although i was bitter.) then i got to watch it the way it was meant to be seen and loved it even more.
"whatever it is that shuts us down, whatever it is that closes us up... the glue in our hearts or in our souls that closes us up and makes us inpenetrable beings... for some reason music is a solvent for that. and i really believe that music, when it's good, is an unbinding." - glen hansard
behind the cut are some videos of the frames, not from the film.
if you enjoyed the trailer, check out the work of conor masterson (photographer and filmmaker.) if you like what you hear, you can check out the frames, as well as glen hansard (lead singer, solo), and the swell season (glen's project with marketa irglova - sprouted out of their work connected to the film once
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