2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Automatic Hate

Sunday, March 15
11:30AM - 1:07PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, 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. Quickly developing a strong connection, 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 discovery forces them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min

Director: Justin Lerner

Executive Producer: Lucas Akoskin, Alex Garcia

Producer: Lacey Leavitt, Justin Lerner, Alix Madigan-Yorkin

Screenwriter: Justin Lerner, Katharine O'Brien

Cinematographer: Quyen Tran

Editor: Jeffrey J. Castelluccio

Production Designer: Alexandra Regazzoni

Sound Designer: Jeffery Alan Jones

Music: Hunter Brown

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: June Suepunpuck, Executive Producer: Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Executive Producer: Kerianne Flynn, Executive Producer: Daniel Alexander, Executive Producer: John Alexander

Principal Cast: Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens, Richard Schiff, Yvonne Zima, Vanessa Zima, Catherine Carlen, Caitlin O'Connell, with Ricky Jay, and Deborah Ann Woll


Born in State College, PA, Justin is the son of two developmental psychologists, one Catholic, one Jewish, who compromised by sending him to Quaker school. He has a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from UCLA Film School. His first feature film, Girlfriend, world premiered at the 2010 Toronto Int’l Film Festival and won a 2011 Gotham Award.

Sales Agent: WME Global

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