EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber as acquired U.S. rights to Like Me, a psychedelic thriller written and directed by Robert Mockler that bowed at this year’s SXSW in the Narrative Feature competition. A January theatrical release is planned followed by a VOD release in March.

Addison Timlin stars as Kiya, who posts a video of herself robbing a convenience store and amasses a huge social media following and goes on a crime spree propelled by social media broadcasts. In her quest for validation, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint-huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs.

Ian Nelson and Larry Fessenden co-star. Fessenden produced with Mockler, James Belfer, Jessalyn Abbott and Jenn Wexler.

Kino Lorber’s Wendy Lidell and XYZ Films’ Scott Freije secured the deal.