With the 2011 Sundance Film Festival kicking off next week, expect to see more and more about the films premiering there as we inch closer to the fest's January 20th launch. Cinematical is happy to bring you the exclusive teaser poster for one of Sundance's most talked-about Midnight selections, 'The Catechism Cataclysm' (say that ten times fast).
From director Todd Rohal and the folks at Rough House Pictures (Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green) comes this freaky flick about an eccentric young priest (Steve Little from 'Eastbound and Down') who takes a sabbatical from the church and tracks down his high-school idol, Robbie (Robert Longstreet), an ex rocker. The two then set out on a canoe trip that begins to get "weird" once the two realize that they've lost their way.
Check out the full poster after the jump, as well as a more complete synopsis. For more on the film's screenings at Sundance, see its official festival page.
Note: The full poster does contain foul language and is NSFW.
Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred.
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).