Magazine article Screen International

Raindance Film Festival to Open with 'Newcomer'

Magazine article Screen International

Raindance Film Festival to Open with 'Newcomer'

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Raindance Film Festival (Sept 23 - Oct 4) has unveiled the programme for its 23rd edition, with 90 features and nearly 200 short from 48 countries set to screen at London's Vue Piccadilly.

The festival will open with the world premiere of US spy thriller, Newcomer, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow James Floyd (My Brother The Devil) and Anthony LaPaglia, directed by Kai Barry.

Raindance's international programme this year includes the world premiere of Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire, a portrait of the poet-musician and rock star; the UK premiere of Mexican film Alice in Marialand, starring new Bond girl Stephanie Sigman; and new titles from upcoming British filmmaking talent.

Films dealing with the digital age feature prominently throughout the programme, with highlights including Alex Winter's Deep Web, narrated by Keanu Reeves; Digital Dissisents, a documentary looking at the "warriors of the digital age" featuring Julian Assange and Edward Snowden; and Social Suicide, a look at the lengths teenagers go to for internet notoriety. …

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