The Gist: Christopher Abbott and Josh Mond on James White, and lobstar of the antentwig.

After His Abrupt Exit From Girls, Actor Christopher Abbott Comes Into His Own in James White

After His Abrupt Exit From Girls, Actor Christopher Abbott Comes Into His Own in James White

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 13 2015 7:19 PM

A Devastating Film About Facing Adulthood

James White is a somber, well-acted indie film about life and death, influenced by the third season of Law and Order.

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Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Abbott in James White.

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On The Gist, director Josh Mond and actor Christopher Abbott join us in studio to discuss their film James White. During our chat, we’ll learn that Mond’s influences include Alejandro González Iñárritu, Joachim Trier, and the third season of Law and Order. It opens today in New York City and will be coming to other cities soon. For the Spiel, it’s time for another Lobstar of the Antentwig.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.