Patrick Wang’s Critically-acclaimed “In the Family” Opens in Select Cities

Actor/director Patrick Wang, a 2nd generation Taiwanese American, writes/stars/directs in his award-winning film, which continues its tour across various cities in North America. The film has been screened at several notable film festivals worldwide, and it has received rave reviews by critics and audiences alike.

In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody’s will reveals that he named his sister as Chip’s guardian. The years of Joey’s acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and closer to his son.

Read Roger Ebert’s 4-star review:


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For more screening locations nationwide:

San Diego, CA:
December 7-13, 2012
Showtimes: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:45pm, 10:30pm
UA Horton Plaza 14, 475 Horton Plaza
Q&A with director on 12/9 following 2:30pm show (hosted by Eric Lallana) and 6:45pm show (hosted by Phil Lorenzo)

San Francisco, CA:
December 7-13, 2012
Showtimes: Fri-Sun: 12:05pm, 3:30pm, 7:05pm
Mon-Thu: 3:30pm, 7:05pm
Landmark Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave.
Q&A with director on 12/7 following 3:30pm and 7:05pm shows hosted by H.P. Mendoza

San Jose, CA:
December 7-13, 2012
Showtimes: Fri: 4:30pm, 8:15pm
Sat: 1:00pm, 4:30pm, 8:15pm
Sun: 4:10pm, 7:30pm
Mon: 7:15pm
Tue-Thu: 8:15pm
Camera Cinemas 3, 288 S. Second St.
Q&A with director on 12/8 following 4:30pm and 8:15pm shows hosted by Tim Sika


“A signature achievement… deliberate and marked by uncommon grace, IN THE FAMILY manages to feel politically and culturally acute without ever resorting to melodrama, or having to wave banners for issues or causes, except perhaps in its quiet way for a renewed humanism in movies and a return to stories about everyday lives.”
— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“I was completely absorbed from beginning to end. What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing. It is a film that avoids any message or statement and simply shows us, with infinite sympathy, how the life of a completely original character can help us lead our own.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“A remarkably fresh and unpredictable drama…the film boasts more than a few memorable performances — by Elaine Bromka, Park Overall and Kelly McAndrew, among others — and one truly remarkable turn by the stage great Brian Murray, as a grandfatherly Southern lawyer with a voice as smooth and warm as a tumbler of bourbon, a role worthy of Will Rogers… Beautifully modulated and stylistically sui generis, IN THE FAMILY is also one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year… One senses that [Wang] is rediscovering the rules of cinema on his own. This is a career to keep an eye on.”
— Paul Brunick, The New York Times – Critic’s Pick

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