Mark and Jay Duplass announced today that Netflix is acquiring worldwide rights to Alex Lehmann’s documentary feature film “Asperger’s Are Us” will release the film on their streaming platform later this year. The film premieres today at the SXSW Film Festival.
Billed as a “poignant, heartwarming and humorous coming-of-age film,” the documentary feature follows the renowned Boston comedy troupe Asperger’s Are Us (Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, and New Michael Ingemi). It was executive produced by Duplass Brothers Productions in association with producers Sean Bradley and Chris Dowling. The film is the directorial debut of Lehmann, who previously worked as a cinematographer across various genres for over a decade.
Lehmann added, “This is the kind of film that needs a smart, hungry audience. Nobody taps into that audience better than Netflix.”
Earlier this week, Netflix purchased Michael Flanagan’s horror feature, “Hush,” in advance of its own SXSW premiere.
The film premieres today at 11:45am at the Alamo Lamar.