Penny Lane

Penny Lane has been making award-winning, innovative nonfiction films for more than a decade. Her latest documentary, Hail Satan?, about the The Satanic Temple, premiered at Sundance and is being released in select theaters by Magnolia from April 19. Her previous documentary features include The Pain of Others (2018), Nuts! (2016) and Our Nixon (2013). She was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012. Lane is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University, where she lives in a very old house and shows movies in her barn. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.

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Talks

I Finally Made a “Normal” Documentary. Here Is What I Learned.

By Penny Lane | April 16, 2019

I Finally Made a “Normal” Documentary. Here Is What I Learned.

Penny Lane, the director of Hail Satan?, on the 60/40 rule and her delightfully bumbling path to mainstream success.

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

By Filmmakers | January 30, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

In bed with a cup of tea, having lunch or stifling a sneeze, Talkhouse Film contributors share their Sundance picks from Park City and beyond.

Penny Lane (Our Nixon) Talks James Manera’s Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?

By Penny Lane | September 17, 2014

Penny Lane (Our Nixon) Talks James Manera’s Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?

Yes, her real name is Penny Lane and yes, she likes this movie for many reasons (but, no it doesn't mean she likes Ayn fucking Rand).