Synopsis by Mark Deming
Urban paranoia gets played for laughs in the black comedy The Basement and the Kitchen. Writer and director David Frickas also stars as Lloyd, a young man who is thoroughly convinced that everyone is out to get him; as a result, he almost never comes out of his basement. But when Lloyd finally works up the courage to find his way into the kitchen, he finds out that a group of government agents is posing as his family and that he hasn't been paranoid after all. The Basement and the Kitchen was screened as part of the 1999 Seattle Film Festival.
Low Budget, Low Production Values