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SXSW: Netflix Acquires Documentary ‘Asperger’s Are Us’

Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to the SXSW documentary “Asperger’s Are Us.”

The film, which follows a Boston comedy group that shares its name with the movie’s title, comes from cinematographer turned first-time director Alex Lehmann. The project was executive produced by the Duplass Brothers and produced by Sean Bradley and Chris Dowling.

“I spent most of my nights searching Netflix for new and interesting documentaries,” said Mark Duplass in a statement. He added that the film had “found the perfect place to be discovered around the world.”

“Asperger’s Like Us” premieres at SXSW on Saturday morning.

The deal with Netflix was negotiated by ICM Partners and Submarine.

Netflix, which has been very active in acquiring rights to projects at film festivals like Sundance, has also picked up the horror movie “Hush” out of SXSW. The company is premiering its original feature “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” on Thursday in Austin.

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