The new Netflix film The Most Hated Woman In America deals with some weighty and, at times, existential subject matter. It tells the story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, an atheist activist who lobbied against the reading of the Bible in public schools and, in 1995, was kidnapped and murdered. At SXSW, we caught up with the team behind the film—Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas, Michael Chernus, and writer-director Tommy O’Haver—to see if they could answer some of life’s biggest questions.

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