In Exclusivity at PHI CENTER: December 2nd to December 10th, 2015
USA – 2015 – 86 MIN – COLOUR – FEATURE
WITH: CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT, CYNTHIA NIXON, SCOTT MESCUDI, MACKENZIE LEIGH, DAVID CALL, RON LIVINGSTON
A FILM BY JOSH MOND
James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother’s battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.
James White is a confident and closely observed directorial debut that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. It marks Martha Marcy May Marlene producer Josh Mond’s first appearance at the Festival as a writer/director. Abbott’s strong central performance is aided by a stellar supporting cast featuring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, and Ron Livingston (Drinking Buddies). Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style and a driving contemporary soundtrack, James White follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.
“intense, engaging film that could be the sleeper of the fest.”
– NOW Magazine
“Christopher Abbott stars in James White, a TIFF selection that’s bringing some early Oscar buzz for the actor.”
– Toronto Star (Interview)
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