James White

James White 

A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behavior in the face of his mother's illness. Stars Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Abbott.

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...the indie find of the year, filled with scenes that hit like a shot in the heart 

Rolling Stone

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Exceptional. Christopher Abbott controls your attention like a young Harvey Keitel. Cynthia Nixon swings for the fences 

Vanity Fair

No film at Sundance hit me with more force emotionally. Cynthia Nixon does the best work of her career 

RogerEbert.com

Powerful. Christopher Abbott has the kind of volatile, unpredictable energy of the actors in a John Cassavetes film 

Variety

...the indie find of the year, filled with scenes that hit like a shot in the heart 

Rolling Stone

Nixon and Abbott keep their sights on the heartbreaking inevitability of the situation  

The Guardian

With the camera close on his expressive face, Abbott finds power in explosions of self-destruction and glimpses of a vulnerable soul 

TIME Magazine

It hits the highs, and the rock bottoms, and all the damnable stuff in between 

Washington Post

When James White really digs in, it's an affecting portrait of grief and of feeling lost in life 

Village Voice

A viscerally acted drama whose rich visual and sonic textures intensify the plunge into the title character's messy life 

Hollywood Reporter

Nixon gives one of the year’s most heart-rending screen performances 

The New York Times

A knockout lead performance by Christopher Abbott and a superb supporting turn by Cynthia Nixon 

Los Angeles Times

Josh Mond's debut feature is a refreshingly authentic and profitably low-key drama 

Slant

Josh Mond's cancer drama is tough, worthy stuff, without the usual evasions 

Time Out

Abbott's feral depiction of such fierce loyalty is something close to brilliant 

Toronto Star

Like grief itself, this film might knock the wind right out of you 

The Globe and Mail

Winner: Audience Award

Sundance Film Festival

2015

Winner: Don Quixote Award

Locarno International Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival

2015

Winner: Audience Award

AFI Fest

2015

Winner: Top Ten Independent Films

National Board of Review, USA

2015

Nominated: Best First Feature

Independent Spirit Awards

2016

Nominated: Best Male Lead

Independent Spirit Awards

2016

Nominated: Best Supporting Female

Independent Spirit Awards

2016

Winner: Revelations Prize

Deauville Film Festival

2015

Nominated: Best Actor

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015

Nominated: Most Promising Performer

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015

Nominated: Most Promising Filmmaker

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Actor

Gotham Awards

2015

Nominated: Director's Award

Gotham Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Actor

Chlotrudis Awards

2016

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Chlotrudis Awards

2016

Nominated: Grand Special Prize

Deauville Film Festival

2015

Nominated: Young Talent Award

Hamburg Film Festival

2015

Winner: Breakthrough Performer

Hamptons International Film Festival

2015

Type Feature film
Length 85 Minutes
Rating 18
Genre Drama
Cast Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Abbott, Scott Mescudi, Ron Livingston, Makenzie Leigh
Writer & Director Josh Mond
Producer Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Melody Roscher
Language English
Country of origin United States

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