Lovers of Hate
Brooklyn, United States
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
Nominated for a 2011 Spirit Award, LOVERS OF HATE is a savagely funny comedy about curdled love. A breakout hit at Sundance and SXSW, writer-director Bryan Poyser's antidote to Valentine's Day schmaltz makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, February 11 - 17.
In this delicious tale of deceit and sibling rivalry, adult brothers Rudy (Chris Doubek, THE HAPPY POET) and Paul (Alex Karpovsky, TINY FURNITURE) represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a thriving author of Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children, while Rudy, Paul's childhood collaborator on the stories, moves from job to job, unable to get started on his own novel -- the long-gestating "Lovers of Hate." The one thing they have in common is their love for Diana (Heather Kafka, TV's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife.
When opportunistic Paul whisks Diana away to a romantic mountain retreat in Park City, Utah, the lovers have no idea that Rudy has made it there first. From the shadows of the posh chalet, Rudy tries desperately to sabotage their relationship in a brilliantly executed game of cat and mouse. A testament to three star-making performances and a tightly constructed script, LOVERS OF HATE delicately balances levity and despair while pushing characters to painfully hilarious extremes.
93 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated. An IFC Films release.
SCREENINGS: FRI 2/11 (7pm, 10pm), SAT 2/12 (7pm, 10pm), SUN 2/13 (7pm), MON 2/14 (10pm), TUE 2/15 (7pm), WED 2/16 (10pm), THU 2/17 (7pm, 10pm)
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Doors open 1 hour early. Last call 10 minutes before showtime
*** SPECIAL GUESTS + Q&As at all screenings Friday, February 11
"[CRITIC'S PICK!] Smartly written and flawlessly acted... An unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES (Feb. 11, 2011)
"[GRADE: A-] LOVERS OF HATE is still not fully recognized for its seamless merging of slapstick humor and realistically uneasy situations... Resoundingly funny!"
- Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE (Feb. 10, 2011)
"Mischievous, mean, funny, pathological, sad. And brilliant."
- Henry Stewart, THE L MAGAZINE (Feb. 9, 2011)
"Inventive and inventively thrifty! The cast is fearlessly in tune..."
- Mark Holcomb, THE VILLAGE VOICE (Feb. 9, 2011)
"If you were ever wondering what DIE HARD would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy LOVERS OF HATE."
- Peter Hartlaub, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"The most exciting American indie I've seen in a while!"
- Karina Longworth, LA WEEKLY
- Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
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