Newsweek, June 2020

There’s never been a religion more likely to illicit giggles from people once they hear its name than the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster—or Pastafarianism, as its members call it.

Titled I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story, the film follows the cases of Dutch Pastafarians, which began in 2016, as they fight to have their religion recognized, so they can wear colanders—one official form of dress for members of the FSM church—on their heads in driver’s license photos. While this may seem like a ridiculous thing to fight for, director Mike Arthur uses the conflict as a gateway to a more serious and in-depth discussion about religion.