James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt is a filmmaker originally from Athens, Georgia. His films, which include Off the Black, Smashed and The Spectacular Now, have won prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards, and honored by the National Board of Review. Ponsoldt co-wrote the graphic novel, Refresh, Refresh (selected by Alison Bechdel for The Best American Comics 2011) and directed the upcoming feature The End of the Tour.

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Talks

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks with David Lowery (The Old Man and the Gun) for the Talkhouse Podcast

By James Ponsoldt | October 2, 2018

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks with David Lowery (The Old Man and the Gun) for the Talkhouse Podcast

In a conversation recorded at Soho House in L.A., writer-director Lowery chats with longtime friend Ponsoldt about his new movie.

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

By James Ponsoldt | January 14, 2015

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

The winner of Talkhouse Film's 2014 poll was released prior to the site's launch, and also just before a special date in James Ponsoldt's life...

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler

By James Ponsoldt | November 3, 2014

James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) Talks Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler

This darkly comic portrait of Los Angeles at night takes Ponsoldt back to his early days out West as a New York City transplant.