Hail Satan?

Directed by Penny Lane
2018
USA
95 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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A thoroughly entertaining, even mischievous, documentary on the new and controversial rise of Satanism in the USA – advocating for religious freedom that mocks the status quo.

The Satanic Temple has become one of the most controversial ‘religious' crusades in America. A movement of the modern age, it uses outrageous pranks and social media to attract hundreds of thousands of devotees. One such endeavour involves a campaign to place a nine-foot bronze satanic monument (Baphomet) next to the statue of the Ten Commandments on the lawn of the Arkansas State Capitol. The tenet at the heart of US law – the separation of church and state – is about to get a legal pounding. Director Penny Lane, no stranger to provocative subjects (for example, Nuts! – about a goat-testicle cure), discovers that the new generation of Satan followers are not entirely what you'd expect.

A fascinating documentary about ragtag political activists making fundamentally serious mockery at a high level of media savvy.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Religious plurality is a cornerstone of constitutional freedom, and sometimes it takes a protester wearing Day-Glo-pink horns to remind us of that.
Joshua Rothkopt, Time Out

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Mon 10 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
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Thu 13 June
8:30pm
Dendy Newtown
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Penny Lane
Producer
Gabriel Sedgwick
Cinematographer
Naiti Gámez
Editor
Amy Foote, Aaron Wickenden, ACE
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Comedy, Off-Beat, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
World Sales: Magnolia Pictures
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