An excess-prone twentysomething deadbeat must get his act together for his ailing mother — so he does that to excess too — in this funny, angry and tender directorial debut from producer Josh Mond (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. The directorial debut of Martha Marcy May Marlene producer Josh Mond, James White, which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 where it was the winner of the Audience Award: NEXT, is a confident and closely observed debut that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son.
Full of humour, anger, and tenderness — thanks in no small part to the fearless performances of Abbott and Nixon — James White is the product of an uncompromising vision that establishes Mond as one of the most exciting new directors in American cinema.