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Newton gets Los Angeles premiere at American Film Institute Festival 2017


The film had its world premiere earlier this year at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

IANS

Newton, India's official entry for the Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards 2018, premiered at the 31st American Film Institute (AFI) Festival 2017 in Los Angeles on 12 November.

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The Amit Masurkar directorial, which features Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi and Raghubir Yadav, was chosen for the World Cinema section of the festival. The screening also marked the Los Angeles premiere of the film, a statement said.

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"It's a great honour to screen our film here at the AFI FEST. What's great about this festival is that it is absolutely free for the audience," Masurkar said.

Newton was released theatrically in India in September and had its world premiere earlier this year at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017. The film also won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the 41st Hong Kong Film Festival 2017.

Produced by Drishyam Films, the movie revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation. It was shot in the interiors of Chhatisgarh.