Episode 12 welcomes our first director guest to the podcast. Penny Lane discusses her new documentary, Hail Satan?, about the political activism of the Satanic Temple, with Seventh Row editor-in-chief Alex Heeney and associate editor Brett Pardy.
Hail Satan? follows the rise of the Satanic Temple, a religious movement and social activist group with a wicked sense of humour. We discuss with director Penny Lane what attracted her to the story, her thoughts on how to responsibly portray the film’s subjects, and her filmmaking process from concept to editing.
Show Notes and Recommended Reading:
Hail Satan? continues to expand across the United States and Canada
For more information about Penny Lane and her projects, visit her website: https://pennylaneismyrealname.com/
Alex interviewed Penny in 2016 about her film Nuts, which chronicles the life and work of Dr. John Brinkley, who made his name by transplanting goat testicles into infertile men, making liberal use of animated re-enactment. The interview is available for members at https://seventh-row.com/2016/02/01/penny-lane/
It is also available as part of the eBook In Their Own Words: Documentary Masters Vol. 1, which also includes interviews with Sophie Fiennes, Steve James, Joshua Oppenheimer, Alanis Obomsawin, D.A. Pennebaker, Frederick Wiseman, and more: https://seventh-row.com/ebooks/doc-masters-ebook/
This episode was edited by Edward von Aderkas.