Hail Satan? (2019)
Hail Satan? is a documentary examination of The Satanic Temple, including its origins and grassroots political activism. Directed by Penny Lane, the film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. The movie shows Satanists working to preserve the separation of church and state against the privileged position of the Christian right. Lane described the editing for the film occurred in approximately six months, “concurrent with the bulk of shooting”. Lane made the conscious decision to leave out known details about inner conflict within the organization and external criticisms from other Satanists. In the battle for justice and equality, the Satanic Temple is putting up a hell of a fight. The devil’s work is never done.