Love God

Director: Frank Grow
Screenwriters: Frank Grow

Institute History

  • 1997 Sundance Film Festival


WARNING: Before entering this movie, wipe your memory clean of all preconceptions about what a film should do. In its mind-numbing journey through a world of love, death, and destruction, Love God creates an entirely new mold. Just released from the county medical hospital, Larue (Will Keenan) isn’t asking for much . . . just a little peace of mind. Even though the doctors have been telling him he is, he knows that he is NOT CRAZY! In spite of his destructive reading disorder and the inexplicable events going on around him, he is just trying to live a normal life. Placed in a seedy low-rent hotel with a bit of money and a mass of pills, he manages to start a relationship with Helen, a bizarrely compulsive, mute woman with a hygiene-obsessed mother.

Meanwhile, Noguchi, Larue’s former doctor, is frantically searching for a giant prehistoric worm with a glowing eye that has escaped from his lab. As Dr. Noguchi goes on the warpath, it is increasingly difficult to tell him apart from his many former patients now roaming the streets. Concocting a hallucinogenic world, Frank Grow weaves a frenetic, outrageous tale of monsters, madness, and sex together with a not-so-classic love story and creates a cinematic experience that defies categorization. Prepare yourself for a trip into the world of Love God.

— Trevor Groth

Screening Details

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