The perfect antidote to the holiday season, Todd Rohal’s follow-up to Guatemalan Handshake is a genre-busting, hilarious and wonderfully confusing nest of twists and surreal gags. Father Billy—played with classic stoner weirdness by Eastbound and Down’s Steve Little—is an easily distracted, emotionally frail, heavy metal–loving priest. His sermons consist of retelling urban legends and his theological research appears to focus on YouTube videos. Asked by his troubled senior to take time to consider whether the church is his true calling, Father Billy decides to take a canoe trip with his childhood hero and former metal guitarist Robbie. As they meander down the river the two trade stories about music and life, and Father Billy extols the virtues of the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt rock and roll! This film is the first from Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill’s recently formed production company, Rough House Pictures. With a storyline that is impossible to predict and hysterical performances by Little and Robert Longstreet, this film is best watched with someone you like to laugh with.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA
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