CAMDEN — The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House continue the 2019 CIFF Selects series, Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m., with Hail Satan?, the latest film from director, Penny Lane.
A film that was viewed at the Sundance Film Festival, Hail Satan? traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history.
The film is rated R.
What is the Satanic Temple? Is it religion? A cult? Performance art? Filmmaker Penny Lane gains unprecedented access to this enigmatic movement, which has grown to more than 100,000 members around the world in just five years.
Hail Satan? explores the Temple's fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor. In an era when founding principles and institutions can't be trusted to work on behalf of all people, these progressive Satanic crusaders advocate to save the soul of a nation.
“Hail Satan? Is a thought-provoking and humorous film from one of the most creative artists working in independent film,” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute and founder of the Camden International Film Festival, in a news release. “Proving you must read beyond the headlines and titles, the film is a provocative take on grassroots activism and contemporary America.”
Upcoming CIFF Selects screening dates include June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, and October 23. Q&As with filmmakers, either in person or via skype, will follow select screenings.
Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office, or in advance online at www.pointsnorthinstitute.org.
All screenings are free for students under the age of 18, or who present a valid college ID.
CIFF Selects is a program of the Points North Institute, and is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
The 2019 Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum will take place September 12 - 15 in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. For more information visit www.pointsnorthinstitute.org.