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Virginia Film Festival to Present Preview Screening of Highly Anticipated Apple TV+ Film ‘Raymond & Ray’

by Leah Connor on September 8, 2022

Virginia-Filmed Story Stars Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke; Special Guests Will Include Writer-Director and Past VAFF Guest Rodrigo García and Producer, UVA Alum, and VAFF Board Member Julie Lynn

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VASeptember 8, 2022 – The Virginia Film Festival will present a special sneak preview screening of the upcoming Apple TV+ film Raymond & Ray on Sunday September 25 at 2:00 PM at The Paramount Theater.

The screening of the highly anticipated film will feature an in-person conversation with special guests writer-director Rodrigo García, a past VAFF guest, and, producer Julie Lynn, a VAFF Advisory Board Member and graduate of the University of Virginia and UVA School of Law.

Raymond & Ray stars Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke as estranged half-brothers Raymond and Ray, who reunite at their father’s funeral. Despite their differences and complex family relationships, they maintain their senses of humor, and the funeral becomes an opportunity to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s folly, there might be love, and there is definitely gravedigging.

Filmed in Virginia with support from the Virginia Film Office, Raymond & Ray is produced by Lynn alongside her longtime producing partner Bonnie Curtis and Alfonso Cuarón. The film also stars Maribel Verdú, Tom Bower, Vondie Curtis Hall, and Sophie Okonedo. Raymond & Ray will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, and will be released on Apple TV+ on October 21.

Tickets for the special sneak preview screening are $13.00 and will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 9 at 10:00 AM. Tickets may be reserved online at theparamount.net or in person at The Paramount Theater Box Office, open Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and one hour before the event. Tickets may also be purchased by phone during Box Office hours by calling 434-979-1333.

This screening is presented by UVA Arts: supported by the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.

The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. The 35th Annual Virginia Film Festival will take place from November 2-6 in Charlottesville.

For more information, visit virginafilmfestival.org.