Museum of Modern Art 2015 Contenders Series to Launch With 'James White' (Exclusive)

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'James White'

Other films being screened in the series of movies that are likely to have lasting historical significance include 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Inside Out' and 'Anomalisa.'

The Museum of Modern Art will launch its eighth Contenders screening series on Nov. 10 with Christopher Abbott's James White.

After the movie, Abbott, co-star Cynthia Nixon and writer-director Josh Mond will join Peter Travers for a Q&A as part of the New York Film Critics Series.

In the film, Abbott plays the titular hard-partying hedonist who is forced to change his ways as his mother grapples with a terminal illness. In his review of the movie, The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney called it "a distinctive portrait of anger, pain and grief that unfolds simultaneously on and under the skin."

Now in its eighth year, MoMA's Contenders series features screenings of films that are likely to have lasting historical significance. The movies are selected by MoMA's film curators, from major studio releases and top film festivals and represent the best of mainstream movies, independents, foreign-language films, documentaries and art-house selections.

In addition to James White, Contenders will also feature screenings of The Hunting Ground, 99 Homes, Bridge of Spies, Inside Out, Spy and Anomalisa. Additional screenings will be announced on MoMA's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The 2015 Contenders series will run from Nov. 10, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016 at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Additional information about tickets is available here.

A full list of the November screenings announced Thursday follows.

November 10: James White (2015); with appearances by filmmaker Josh Mond and actors Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon
November 13: The Hunting Ground (2015)
November 15: The Wolfpack (2015)
November 19: Mistress America (2015)
November 20: 99 Homes (2015); with an appearance by filmmaker, Ramin Bahrani
November 21: Johnnie To's Office (2015); U.S. premiere of the 3D version of To’s new film
November 22: The Walk (2015)
November 22: Bridge of Spies (2015)
November 24: The Forbidden Room (2015); with appearances by filmmakers Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson
November 27: Phoenix (2015)
November 27: Inside Out (2015)
November 27: Spy (2015)
November 28: Goodnight Mommy (2015)
November 28: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015)
November 29: 45 Years (2015)
November 30: Anomalisa (2015); with appearances by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman