In writer/director Patrick Wang's intimate and contemplative drama In the Family, a man battles for custody of his son after the death of his partner. In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines (Sebastian Brodziak), a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody (Trevor St. John) and Joey (Wang). 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.
Accolades and Awards:
-2012 Independent Spirit Award Nominee, Best First Feature.
-2011 San Diego Asian Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature and Emerging Filmmaker.
-2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature and Emerging Filmmaker.
-Roger Ebert's Four Star Review
-Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100% Fresh
-Metacritic Score: 87
December 9th, Sunday
Movie: IN THE FAMILY
Meetup Time: 2:15pm***
UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $9 (General)
$8.50 (Senior, 62+)
Runtime: 169 minutes
Host: Eric Lallana
***I will be there by 2:00pm for early birds. Please meetup by assigned theater promptly by 2:15pm. The movie begins at 2:30pm.
Important Notes On Parking and Other Stuff:
1. Ace Parking only grants/validates up to 3 hours of FREE Parking at the point of entrance to the Horton Plaza Parking Lot with NO exceptions even with long movies (IN THE FAMILY, 2 hours, 49 minutes). After 3 hours charges $2 per fifteen minutes. Options:
-Free Parking along the street. Meters not in effect on Sunday. Give yourself extra time.
-Most paid lots nearby have reduced pricing for all day parking on Sundays.
2. A Q&A session will follow after the film.
3. The run time is 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Web Links (Click Headlines For Information)
IN THE FAMILY - Official Website
IN THE FAMILY - Fandango Information