Chicago Underground Film Festival 1997 Program


1997 FESTIVAL PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13

LOVE GOD

Frank Grow 35mm Feature 90 min. 1997

The first ever fully digital multi-camera live-action special effects Rock N Roll monster Love Story!

Under the cover of night, Larue Maxwell is prematurely discharged from New York City’s overcrowded County Mental Health Hospital. A diagnosed schizophrenic with CR (Compulsive Reading) Syndrome (and still a virgin at age 24), Larue has been taking medication since his childhood. Now on his own for the first time in his life, Larue is relocated to a seedy halfway house with only a hospital-issue wardrobe and a small monthly stipend.

CR Syndrome has made Larue a read-aholic who compulsively reads and destroys all text in his sight. Desperately wanting to be normal, Larue flushes his medication down the toilet. This turns out to be a mistake, as he realizes when he’s attacked by a giant parasitic worm, stalked by a malformed goddess monster, pursued by a mad psychiatrist and harrassed by a Bible-thumping, Tourette’s Syndrome afflicted neighbor. An amazing combination of digital special effect, live action shot with multiple cameras, CGI components and scanned artwork, “Love God” premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and features music by Lubricated Goat, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Cows, Girls Against Boys, Bad Brains and others.