Directed by: Penny Lane
USA, 2019, 95m
*Talent in attendance for second screening
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.