Hail the New Puritan is a fictionalized documentary about the Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark, directed by Charles Atlas. Production design is by Leigh Bowery, who also appears. Much of the music is by The Fall and Mark E. Smith appear in a mock interview with Clark. Additional music is provided by Glenn Branca, Bruce Gilbert and Jeffrey Hinton.
The film was broadcast on 21 May 1986 on Channel 4’s “Dance on 4” program (on Channel 4). It is distributed on DVD and VHS.