Leslie, My Name Is Evil – A Film By Reginald Harkema

Leslie, My Name Is Evil – A Film By Reginald Harkema

Leslie, My Name Is Evil

Opens in Toronto and Vancouver – Friday, May 21, 2010

Starring Kristin Hager, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura, and Don McKellar

85 minutes


As the ’60s rolled to a close, the United States was at the threshold of a turbulent time in history. President Nixon was in the White House and the U.S. was at war in Vietnam.

The image of the picture-perfect, stay-at-home housewife with the ideal husband and family was being threatened. Forces of change – sexual revolution, the use of hallucinogenic drugs and a new found challenge to authority – had crept into family rooms and dining table conversations.

Watch Leslie, My Name Is Evil trailer:

Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is focused to confront the darkest deepest parts of himself.

** Based roughly on the Manson Cult murders and the real Leslie Van Houten.

World Premiere at TIFF 2009

Screened at the Atlantic Film Festival

Screened at the Calgary International Film Festival

Screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Reginald Harkema

About the Director

Reginald Harkema has directed four feature films including Leslie, My Name Is Evil. His first feature, A Girl is A Girl, debuted at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival. His second film, Better Off In Bed, is a seldom?seen rock documentary featuring the New Pornographers, which was suppressed from release by Neko Case. Reg’s third feature film, Monkey Warfare, which he wrote and directed, won the Special Jury Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Boston Independent Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Arizona International Film Festival.

A New Real Films Production

Producers – Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger

Soundtrack fused with psychedelic 60′s rock.

Featuring Canadian bands including Pink Mountaintops, among others like The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band as well as authentic 60s icons The Mamas and Papas.

Original music from the film was composed by Canadian Indie-darling Paul Kehayas (GALORE), who’s made a name for himself in the TO indie music scene. Paul and his wife even collaborated together to create an original song for the soundtrack.

Leslie, My Name Is Evil is a phrase from a Pink Mountaintops song, which inspired Reg to dive into the world of Manson girls, sex, drugs, war and music from the 60s.

Leslie, My Name Is Evil Official Website

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