Seeing and Believing 198: Claire Denis’s Excessive Life and Penny Lane’s Hail, Devil?

Wade is off for the week, so Kevin will get Dave Canfield of Display screen Anarchy and Mindframe(s) to assist him plumb the depths of two complicated movies: Claire Denis’s sci-fi experiment Excessive Life and Penny Lane’s documentary in regards to the Satanic Temple, Hail, Devil? Denis’s movie is her first foray into style fiction, however it’s something however simple, evoking themes surrounding scientific ethics, the worth of human life, and mortality. Lane’s documentary offers with even thornier points, particularly for Christian viewers, because it delves into the practices, beliefs, and political priorities of the Satanic Temple and its self-professed Satanists.

Music Interlude by Goingside, “Such Friends” by grapes (c) copyright 2014 Licensed below a Artistic Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used below Artistic Commons license 3.0.


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