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 and hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness, he is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, he must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. The directorial debut Josh Mond (producer of Martha Marcy May Marlene), James White is a confident and closely observed film that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style, the story follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity. Winner of the Best of Next Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 2015, US, 85 minutes.
Free Member Screenings
Screenings are only open to Walker and IFP MN members. Free tickets are available starting at 5 pm on screening nights on a first-come, first-served basis; two tickets per membership. Please bring your membership card.
Beginning January 5, Walker Film Club and IFP MN members can reserve two free tickets in advance; ticket orders must be received by 12 noon on day of screening.
- Walker Film Club: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7652.
- IFP MN members: RSVP at www.ifpmn.org.