“Wickedly funny, fascinating and niftily made” HAIL SATAN? Opens May 3 at AFS Cinema
HAIL SATAN? opens Friday, May 3 at the AFS Cinema. Purchase tickets.
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.
“A fascinating documentary about ragtag political activists making fundamentally serious mockery at a high level of media savvy.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“Effectively captures a powerful snapshot of American society today from the point of view of men and women who’ve aligned with the ultimate misfit.” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
“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
“Wickedly funny, fascinating and niftily made, this crowd-pleaser will reign at festivals and prove, yet again, that the devil always has the best tunes.” – Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter