One of the new marketing tricks in our tech age is the live stream. Check out Cynthia Nixon, who delivers a searing turn as the dying mother of title character “James White,” and breakout Christopher Abbott (HBO’s “Girls”) when they appear at MoMA’s “Contender” series at the “James White” world premiere.
Two years ago New York producer Josh Mond (Borderline’s “Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene”) wrote the “James White” script, inspired by his own experience nursing his dying mother. Mond shot the film in long takes—the opening sequence at a New York nightclub lasted 11 minutes—over 18 days in New York with another five in Mexico. The rookie director’s well-reviewed Sundance Next section audience award-winner, picked up by distributor The Arcade, also claimed prizes at Locarno and Deauville Film Fests and will play at the Museum of Modern Art from November 17th-20th, with an opening night screening featuring Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers’ live interview with Nixon, Abbott, and Mond.
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