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In the Family

May 24, 2012
 @ 7:30 PM

May 25, 2012
 @ 7:30 PM
Price $8
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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.

“4 STARS…. 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…. May signal the opening of an important career.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“A beautifully written and performed plea for understanding… the tale recalls the social realism of John Cassavetes with long takes in which silence and the faces of those in emotional pain are as potent as words… Wang’s meticulously modulated storytelling never flags and… will move many viewers with its dignity and restraint.” – Variety

Critics’ Pick “A remarkably fresh and unpredictable drama… one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year” – New York Times

“A monumentally ambitious film… miraculous by its very existence” – Filmmaker Magazine

“One of the most exciting and thoughtful American indies to emerge in recent years…A shining example of filmmaking for our times: what the new American cinema can and should be.” – Cine-File (Chicago)

“Incisive understanding of character, believably naturalistic acting, and lengthy scenes that don’t feel stretched out so much as given room to breathe…” – The Village Voice

“A singular work that kicks convention to the curb… a transcendent experience” – San Diego Asian Film Foundation

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