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World Premiere

Documentary Feature | USA/UK | 2023 | English | 102 minutes

TELL THEM YOU LOVE ME explores the extraordinary story of university professor Anna Stubblefield who becomes embroiled in a controversial affair with Derrick Johnson, a non-verbal man with cerebral palsy. After Anna says she unlocked Derrick's mind from his body by teaching him to communicate using a keyboard, a relationship develops between them, leading to a criminal trial that challenges our perceptions of disability and the nature of consent. Through exclusive footage and devastating interviews with those on both sides of the case, Nick August-Perna’s documentary weaves a riveting and endlessly nuanced story about communication, race, and sex. A Kino Lorber release.


Scheduled to attend: Nick August-Perna, Jens Bjornkjaer, Seth Bomse, Grant Greenberg, Tamara Rosenberg, Andrea De Brito, Rachel Duncan

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