The Automatic Hate

Directed by Justin Lerner
Film Movement
97 Minutes
Thriller, Drama
Not Rated
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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 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.


  • Joseph Cross
  • Adelaide Clemens
  • Deborah Ann Woll
  • Richard Schiff
DVD Features

Commentary Track with director Justin Lerner\nCommentary Track with star Joseph Cross\nDeleted Scenes\nBonus short: Patriot, directed by Eva Riley

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Nothing short of brilliant."
    Alexander Lowe, We Got This Covered
  • Highest Rating
    " [One of] the 10 best films I saw at SXSW 2015... [with] the most explosively uncomfortable dinner party scene ever."
    Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire
  • Highest Rating
    "An unconventional love story that also crosses boundaries into a family drama, psychological thriller, mystery and morality play... [it] is fascinating, and creates a film that is both challenging and entertaining."
    Ain't It Cool News

Awards & Recognition

Silver Audience Award
Mill Valley Film Festival
Official Selection
SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection
Seattle International Film Festival

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