Synopsis by Mark Deming
Artists have become revolutionaries and a singer/songwriter is an enemy of the state in the musical satire Existo. After Christian fundamentalist groups have taken over America, leftists and bohemians are driven underground as subversives. Existo (Bruce Arnston) is a musician whose songs have earned him the enmity of Dr. Armond Glasscock (Mike Montgomery), a powerful televangelist. Existo, however, continues to spread his message, traveling to underground nightclubs to sing his songs to those who also fight the power. Jim Varney plays renegade poet Marcel Horowitz in this self-described "leftist musical" filmed in Nashville. Existo was shown at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.