Directed by Rob VanAlkemade. With Bill Talen, Savitri D and James Solomon Benn. Released by Warrior Poets Productions. 1 hour, 30 mins. PG (adult themes, mild oaths). Playing at: Ritz at the Bourse.
That peroxided pompadour on Rev. Billy makes him a dead ringer for Cartoon Network character Johnny Bravo. The Reverend, stage name of performance artist Bill Talen, is pastor of the Church of Stop Shopping.
His holiday mission is twofold: Put Christ back into Christmas and take the consumerism out of it. The irreverent reverend employs faux evangelism to effect real change. His goal is to refocus America on the true meaning of the holiday season.