Starring Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, the coming-of-age story follows a young New Yorker struggling with self-destructive tendencies in the midst of momentous family changes. While the young man’s mother deals with serious illness, he must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding.
The feature debut of writer-director Josh Mond, James White also stars Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call. Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Melody C. Roscher produced. Film Arcade is still solidifying the details of the theatrical release but intends to keep it in theaters as long as it can. The film will make the festival rounds before its release, including the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Film Arcade also will be mounting an awards push for Nixon and Abbott, the highest-profile campaign yet conducted by the company. “What people have really responded to when seeing this film, whether audiences or critics, is that the performances from Christopher and Cynthia are just astonishing,” said Andy Bohn from Film Arcade. “Both of them give the performances of their career.”
Abbott’s credits include Hello, I Must Be Going, The Sleepwalker and HBO’s Girls; Nixon is best known for her successful run on HBO’s Sex And The City.