2019 | Penny Lane | USA | English | 95 min | R
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). 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.
“It’s a sly primer in homegrown grassroots activism.” — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“A fascinating documentary about ragtag political activists making fundamentally serious mockery at a high level of media savvy.” — Joel Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal