After a presence at the latest Toronto International Film Festival and Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma, Reginald Harkema's Leslie, My Name Is Evil will finally be released in Canada on May 21, 2010. This Canadian film is obviously a mix of drama, comedy and horror.
Perry (Gregory Smith), a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie (Kristen Hager), a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his virgin Christian girlfriend, Dorothy (Kristin Adams).
Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination, her abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home. When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced to confront the darkest deepest parts of himself and by extension, the American society.
Other stars of the film include Ryan Robbins (jPod), Peter Keleghan (Coopers' Camera), Kaniehtiio Horn (The Trotsky), Sarah Gadon (Siblings), Anjelica Scannura (Nothing Really Matters), Travis Milne (Rare), Tom Barnett (The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day), Peter MacNeill (The Stone Angel), Tracy Wright (The Five Senses) and Don McKellar (Blindness).