Empire of Evil

Empire of Evil

83 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drag, Experimental, Gay, Local Filmmakers / Subjects, Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy
Program: Shorts Programs

This program contains three of the wackiest, most outlandish films at Frameline36. Feast your eyes on an inter-galactic gay super hero, a John Waters-like fairy tale, and a lurid and sleazy life and death drama by the late George Kuchar.

We begin our program with the peerless science student Walter Gilman who meets his match in Eve Walpurgis and promptly falls in love. But when Eve is taken by an extra-dimensional terror, Walter is forced to summon a demon of his own: the anachronistic Doctor Glamour. In Love and Anger, the tale of Cousin Wonderlette whose mother has treated her like human garbage (literally) her entire life. One day she discovers she has a clumsy and unsophisticated Fairy Godmother who transports her to a far away land from another time.

We conclude with our title work by George Kuchar, which was his last student class film. The celebrated underground film director, who just passed away last year, had this to say about Empire of Evil, “This high octane drama that I made with my students at the SF Art Institute chronicles the moral decline of its heroine, as the love of a man she obsesses over drives her over something else: a cliff into hell. It's a free fall all the way to the bottom destination, and there's a heck of a lot of nice looking, young people along for the ride. The picture has a fallen hero too and Gay Festivals take note: his slide into a homo-erotic environment makes for some slippery slopes worth keeping greasy!”

— K.C. PRICE



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