Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon drama “James White” to hit theaters in November
The Film Arcade will release “James White” in theaters on November 13, 2015, setting the film up for award season this year. After a fantastic showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the film will hit theaters later this year in November. The project is also the directorial debut from Borderline Films writer/director Josh Mond.
“James White” is a coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes, the filmstars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi.
The Film Arcade confirmed today that “James White” will receive a traditional theatrical release followed by an awards campaign highlighting the career-best performances by Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon. As we mentioned earlier, the film premiered at Sundance this year and took home the “Best of Next” Audience Award.
JAMES WHITE explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. James White (Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, but his mother’s battle with a serious illness forces James to take control of his life. As the pressure mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style, the film follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.
The film marks the first lead film role for stage and screen actor Christopher Abbott, whose previous film and TV credits include HELLO, I MUST BE GOING, THE SLEEPWALKER and “Girls.” Best known for her role in “Sex and the City,” JAMES WHITE provides Cynthia Nixon with one of the most significant film roles of her career.
JAMES WHITE is the latest feature film from Borderline Films, a New York City based production company which was formed in 2003 by Tisch film school alums Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin. Their notable film credits to date include AFTERSCHOOL, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and SIMON KILLER.
JAMES WHITE was produced by Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Melody C. Roscher. Starring alongside Abbott, Nixon and Mescudi are Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call.
“James White” will hit theaters on November 13, 2015.