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Film Movement Picks Up Justin Lerner’s SXSW Pick ‘The Automatic Hate’

Film Movement Picks Up Justin Lerner's SXSW Pick 'The Automatic Hate'

Justin Lerner’s “The Automatic Hate” premiered this past March at South By Southwest in the Narrative Spotlight section and has finally found a home with Film Movement. The company has acquired all North American rights to the film and is planning a winter release following more festival screenings, including at the Seattle International Film Festival later in May.

“The Automatic Hate” stars Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens, Richard Schiff and Deborah Ann Woll. The screenplay was co-written by Lerner and Katharine O’Brien. The story explores what happens when a young man meets a side of his family he’s never known and begins feeling a taboo attraction to his cousin. 

Said Lerner, “It’s been such an exciting journey already, which began at SXSW, and now to be partnering with a company like Film Movement — that has such class and taste in both foreign and American independent cinema — we feel very fortunate to be teaming up with them to get the film out to more audiences.”

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