Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy’s days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie’s as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way–and that’s when things get weird.
Buoyed by commanding comedic performances by Steve Little (EASTBOUND & DOWN) and Robert Longstreet (GREAT WORLD OF SOUND) and deft handling by director Todd Rohal, THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM shines a light on the power of absurd fiction. THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM is a production of Rough House Pictures (David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jody Hill).
directed by: Todd Rohal
starring: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Walter Dalton, Miki Ann Maddox, Koko Lanham
2011 / 82 min / 1.78:1 / English Dolby Digital 5.1
- Region Free Blu-ray
- Director’s Commentary
- Japanese Trailer
- SHORT FILMS: “Ohio” by Andy DeYoung; “The Further Adventures of Father William Smoortser” by Todd Rohal
- MUSIC VIDEO: “OD’d in Denver” by Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy directed by Todd Rohal
- Three video essays by The Noctambulist Narratives
- Commentary with Steve Little Robert Longstreet and Todd Rohal
- Xxx page booklet including: A conversation between Steve Little and Robert Longstreet; Kent Osborne’s comic version of The Catechism Cataclysm; “Hand of the Almighty” song lyrics
- Essay’s by Reverend Megan Holloway and Todd Rohal
- English subtitles