Hail Satan?

New York Times Critics' Pick
95 mins.
Directed by Penny Lane

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.

"One point made in this wry and illuminating documentary from Penny Lane is that the group that calls itself the Satanic Temple is not composed of devil worshipers... Its adherents have rallied around seven tenets that sound — well, pretty nice." Ben Kenigsberg. A New York Times Critic's Pick!