in about 100 words or less
US 95m, Colour
Director: Penny Lane; Cast: Lucien Greaves, Jex Blackmore
Hail Satan? is a thought provoking comedic documentary about a small group of Satan “worshipping” outsiders led by Lucien Greaves who cleverly advocate for the separation of church and state by invoking their constitutional rights for religious freedom, and in so doing, expose the hypocrisy of American Evangelical Christians who aim to advance socially conservative policies in government. Unexpectedly spawning a world-wide following, it is suggested that this new “religion”, based on science, freedom and compassion might also prove useful, despite factions which have already broken ranks for darker purposes (Klaus Ming October 2019).