Film Movement’s picked up the dramatic film The Automatic Hate for a North American winter release. The Automatic Hate, directed by Justin Lerner (Girlfriend), premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival and stars Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens, Richard Schiff, Ricky Jay and Deborah Ann Woll.
Lerner co-wrote the script with Katharine O’Brien.
“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,” said writer/director Lerner.
“Justin is a fresh new voice in American independent cinema, and his growing work is a great example of the kinds of films we want to support as we branch out to releasing more American indie films,” stated Michael Rosenberg, President of Film Movement.
The Automatic Hate explores what happens when Davis Green’s alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night and he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret for his entire life. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, Upstate New York to meet his other cousins. As he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, they try to uncover the shocking secret that tore their families apart, while wrestling with a taboo attraction to each other.
-By Rebecca Murray
Follow Us On: