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A generally pleasant, positive, and polite human being, first-time filmmaker Patrick Wang began to lose a bit of his optimism after completing “In The Family.” A sincere and epic three hour drama with most scenes covered in a single take, the director had few supporters and no festivals willing to screen the film. But eventually one programmer took a chance with it and word of mouth spread. Before he knew it, ‘Family’ was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, boosting its stature quite a bit, and demand increased. Festivals remained a tad elusive (likely due to its running time), so instead of the usual route on the circuit, Wang has been self-distributing the movie to various theaters across the country, finding fans in the least likely of places. Set in Tennessee, ‘Family’ charts the life of dual fathers Joey (Wang) and Cody (Trevor St. John) and their upbringing of the »

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