"I need to go away. When I come back, I will be ready for life." (From the film)
A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.
We are introduced to the titular character James White while he is clubbing. The camera is very close to him, almost trying to get under his skin. The film follows James White, a troubled twentysomething New Yorker whose self-destructive tendencies run up against his need to support his mother as she struggles with terminal illness. Martha Marcy May Marlene producer Josh Mond's directorial debut is a visceral and sensory experience that is both bleak and utterly beautiful but it also works as an intimate portrait of a mother and son. James White is one of the unique films that capture getting lost while transitioning into adulthood. The film features superb performances by Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon.
2015 TORONTO, SUNDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD, AFI FEST AUDIENCE AWARD, HAMBURG, LOCARNO DON QUIXOTE AWARD - SPECIAL MENTION
Josh Mond is a New York-based filmmaker. His production credits include Afterschool (2008), Two Gates of Sleep (2010), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). James White (2015) is his feature directorial debut.