When Davis Green’s (Joseph Cross) alluring young cousin Alexis (Adelaide Clemens) appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discoveries force them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it. THE AUTOMATIC HATE is the second feature from Emmy and Gotham award-winning filmmaker Justin Lerner. Director / writer Lerner and lead actor Joseph Cross joins us for a lively conversation on a film that will keep viewers entertained and guessing until the final frame.
The Automatic Hate will open in Los Angeles Friday, March 11 at the Laemmle Monica Film Center.
WINNER! Silver Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – SXSW Film Festival 2015 (World Premiere), Seattle International Film Festival 2015, Woodstock Film Festival 2015
“This arresting seriocomedy deftly walks a tightrope between droll and tense, over a gaping pit of crazy… That balance is as attributable to Lerner and Katherine O’Brien’s inventive screenplay as it is to the former’s very skillful direction” – Variety
“One of the 10 Best Films I saw at SXSW 2015 [with] the most the explosively uncomfortable dinner party scene ever.” – Indiewire
“Fascinating… challenging, and entertaining.” – Ain’t it Cool
“Nothing short of brilliant.” – We Got This Covered