We are what we preach.
Hail Satan indeed! Penny Lane's politically curious, often hilarious documentary Hail Satan? has just received a trailer, and it's worth checking out.
No Film School was on the scene at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (interviewing filmmaker Penny Lane) for the world premiere screening, where we described the film as "expertly crafted and sincerely told, Hail Satan? is a documentary that's as funny as its politics are necessary. Following The Satanic Temple (TST) and its outspoken leader Lucien Greaves, the film makes a case for the basic beliefs of Satanism, that is, the need for religious plurality and a separation between church and state.
Satanism isn't inherently a political party, but it does call out the necessary hypocrisy running rampant within our government officials' rhetoric. When a Republican senator's quest to get a statue of the Ten Commandments displayed proudly outside of the Arkansas State Capital is met with opposition from TST (who propose a statue of its choosing in its place), the viewer begins to realize just how important the Satanists' beliefs are. They're even pro-science and pro-women's rights...crazy! Presented like a non-profit grassroots organization in devil's clothes, The Satanic Temple is tempting indeed."
Hail Satan? premieres in theaters on April 19th, 2019, just in time for Easter. Check out the trailer below.
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