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Sundance 2019: Hail Satan?

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Wednesday we’re talking about a Sundance documentary about Satanists. It’s both a political and a religious movement. They don’t believe in a Satan, just the idea that he was the ultimate rebel.

RadioWest divider.

Members of The Satanic Temple say they’re not out to convert you. What the black-clad, horn-wearing members do want is to demonstrate that the United States is a pluralistic country, even if it means erecting a statue of the goat demon Baphomet next to a public display of the Ten Commandments. Wednesday, we continue our Sundance coverage with a look at director Penny Lane’s latest film. It’s called Hail Satan? and it chronicles the rise and political action of this misunderstood “religion.”

Penny Lane has been making non-fiction films for more than a decade. Hail Satan? is her fourth feature length documentary.  She also joined us on RadioWest to talk about Our Nixon and Nuts!Hail Satan?is in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


  • Wednesday, January 30, 2:30 p.m., The MARC Theatre, Park City
  • Thursday, January 31, 6:45 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, Salt Lake City
  • Friday, February 1, 12:00 p.m., Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room, Sundance
  • Saturday, February 2, 2:30 p.m., Prospector Square Cinema, Park City
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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