Friday, we’re talking about a 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.
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. Friday, we're talking to director Penny Lane about her latest film. It’s called Hail Satan? and it chronicles the rise and political action of this misunderstood “religion.” (Rebroadcast)
Hail Satan? opens Friday, May 10 at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City. It runs through May 23. For showtimes or to buy tickets, visit saltlakefilmsociety.org
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? premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.