The talented documentarian Penny Lane (Nuts!, The Pain of Others) directed this portrait of the Satanic Temple, focusing on the religious organization’s efforts to subvert the presence of Christian ideology in U.S. political life. It’s an upbeat film that depicts members of the Satanic Temple as eloquent, principled people and the Christian right as power-hungry hypocrites; the overarching argument is that the Satanists, in their commitment to exercising their rights of religious liberty and free speech, are more patriotic than their Christian counterparts. Lane succeeds in communicating this argument early on, making the second half of the movie seem somewhat redundant (this may have worked better as a short). Brian McOmber’s cutesy score can be grating, and Lane’s tone borders on smug; still, the movie provides valuable food for thought about the role of religion in American society.