Factory 25

The Catechism Cataclysm

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Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs,  Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

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

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Outtakes
  • 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