11/19/2019 10:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

United States 2019 94 min English original version

by Penny Lane

Script: Penny Lane, DoP: Naiti Gámez, Editor: Amy Foote, Aaron Wickenden, Music: Brian McOmber, Angel Deradoorian, Jordan Dykstra, Producer: Gabriel Sedgwick, Production: A Hard Working Movies, with: members of the “Satanic Temple”

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful 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.

More information: http://www.magpicturesinternational.com/hailsatan

Penny Lane has been making award-winning, innovative nonfiction films for more than a decade. Her feature documentary NUTS! (2016) premiered at Sundance, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. Her debut feature documentary, OUR NIXON (2013), premiered at Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the closing night film at New Directors/New Films. She is possibly most proud, however, of having been named “Most Badass!” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University, where she lives in a very old house and shows movies in her barn.

Filmography (selection): 2004 WE ARE THE LITTLETONS: A TRUE STORY, 2010 THE VOYAGERS, 2013 OUR NIXON, 2016 NUTS!, 2018 THE PAIN OF OTHERS, 2019 HAIL SATAN?

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