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In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

Drake Doremus, director of the 2011 Grand Jury Prize winner Like Crazy, returns to Park City with his fourth feature to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. He and screenwriter Ben York Jones (who co-wrote Like Crazy with Doremus) display a masterful ability to capture the emotional texture and physical intimacy of a relationship as it twists and turns through the sometimes turbulent currents of life in the modern age. A strikingly contemporary love story, Newness features breathtaking performances from Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa as lovers brought together by technology, but connected by something deeper.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Premieres


RUN TIME 117 min

COMPANY Scott Free

EMAIL mpruss@scottfree.com

PHONE 310-360-2258


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Artist Bio

Drake Doremus

Drake Doremus is a writer/director and AFI graduate. His past credits include Douchebag, Like Crazy, Breathe In, and Equals, of which the first three premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Like Crazy received the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Festival. Equals premiered at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival. His series, The Beauty Inside, received three Grand Prix Awards at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award.