In the Family

In the Family

Marge (Susan Kellermann) and Helen (Zoe Winters) in IN THE FAMILY, a film by Patrick Wang.

In the Family

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In the Family (2011)

Opened: 11/04/2011 Limited

Quad Cinema/NYC11/04/2011 - 11/10/20117 days
Quad Cinema/NYC11/25/2011 - 11/29/20115 days
Music Box Thea...04/20/2012 - 04/26/20127 days
Monica 4-Plex05/04/2012 - 05/10/20127 days
Cinema Village...11/16/2012 - 11/29/201214 days

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Genre: Drama

Rated: Unrated


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.

Press Quotes

" morally invigorating you might just feel the world tremble."

-- Rob Humanick, SLANT Magazine

"A beautifully written and performed plea for understanding... the tale recalls the social realism of John Cassavetes... will move many viewers with its dignity and restraint."

-- Richard Kuipers, Variety

"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

"With an incisive understanding of character, believably naturalistic acting, and lengthy scenes that don't feel stretched out so much as given room to breathe... Wang evinces a keen awareness of the ways in which family members interact, grieve, and open their hearts to one another."

-- Andrew Schenker, The Village Voice

"... will inspire a lot of conversations along the lines of 'who is this guy, and how on earth did he make this movie?' This film is a must-see, an eye-opening debut that deserves to be part of the current film conversation."

-- Dave Boyle, Filmmaker Magazine/HTN