Held over by popular demand! Final week!
What kind of religious expression should be permitted in a secular nation? Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, the fascinating Hail Satan? is the inspiring and entertaining new doc feature from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts, Our Nixon) that tries to answer that very question. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.
USA, 2019, 95 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Penny Lane
“A richly entertaining new documentary on the Satanic Temple's exploits from director Penny Lane, who has become one of our foremost chroniclers of bizarro Americana.”– Ella Taylor, NPR
“Director Penny Lane's hilarious Hail Satan? provides plenty of evidence that trolling people, without too much malice, can be a hell of a good time. Grade:A-”– Charles Barfield, THE PLAYLIST
“A fascinating documentary about ragtag political activists making fundamentally serious mockery at a high level of media savvy."– Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“A movie that often seems to teeter on the line between doc- and mockumentary - a sincere examination of a social and political movement delivered with just a soupçon of Christopher Guest.”– Leah Greenblatt, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
”Boasting wild archival clips and a 7-foot Baphomet statue with a goat head and an Iggy Pop torso, ‘Hail Satan?’could easily be taken for the impish spawn of Michael Moore and Kenneth Anger.”– Michael Rechtshaffen, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“[A] wry and illuminating documentary...”– Ben Kenigsberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES