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In the Family -- When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.

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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (USA) See more »
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When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Touching, surprising, important - but way too long See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sebastian Banes ... Chip Hines (as Sebastian Brodziak)

Patrick Wang ... Joey Williams

Trevor St. John ... Cody Hines
Lisa Altomare ... Betsy

Susan Kellermann ... Marge Hawks

Conan McCarty ... Ed
Harriett D. Foy ... Sharon
Zachary Sayle ... Brent
Lovie Simone Taylor ... Julie
Georgie DeNoto ... Dennis

Jake Bennett Siegfried ... Tim

Juliette Angelo ... Erin (as Juliette Allen-Angelo)
Cole Savitz-Vogel ... Blake Robey

Eisa Davis ... Anne Carter

Peter Hermann ... Dave Robey

Gina Tognoni ... Nurse Jackson
Kit Flanagan ... Nurse Edwards

Park Overall ... Sally Hines

Kelly McAndrew ... Eileen Robey

Gregory Jones ... Doctor Sills

Elaine Bromka ... Gloria

Julia Motyka ... Rebecca Hines

Zoe Winters ... Helen

Brian Murray ... Paul Hawks
Chip Taylor ... Darryl Hines

Bill Mootos ... Sam

Christopher L. Graves ... Landscape Architect (as Christopher Graves)

Jake Mosser ... Police Officer

Santana Pruitt ... Jamie Carter
Matthew Boston ... Charles Grant

Michael Scott King ... Security Guard

Christina Hogue ... Cheryl
Eugene Brell ... Jefferson Robinson

Marsha Waterbury ... Court Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elwaldo Baptiste ... Mover (uncredited)

Directed by
Patrick Wang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Wang 

Produced by
Frank Barrera .... associate producer
Matt Miller .... line producer
Robert Tonino .... producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
Patrick Wang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chip Taylor 
Andy Wagner 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Barrera (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Elwaldo Baptiste 
 
Production Design by
John El Manahi 
 
Art Direction by
Jaime Phelps  (as Jaime Rosegren)
 
Set Decoration by
Jaime Phelps (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Brice .... additional makeup artist (as Christine Brice)
Milton Buras .... additional hair stylist
Jeanette Javore .... additional makeup artist
Michelle Johnson .... wig consultant
Paula Kelly .... makeup designer
Charley Montgomery .... additional hair stylist
Elena Roulenko .... hair stylist
Tomasina Smith .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chelsea Gonnering .... unit production manager (as Chelsea Brooke Gonnering)
Andrew van den Houten .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Miller .... first assistant director
Skyler Prendergast .... second second assistant director
Jason Rubenstein .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tricia Peck .... on-set dresser
A.V. Perkins .... property master (as Amber V. Perkins)
Richard Ranglin .... set dresser
Gwen Roach .... prop maker
Evan Seide .... set dresser
Marc Slanger .... art production assistant
Stefan Szymanski .... set carpenter
 
Sound Department
David Berti .... dolby sound consultant
Joshua Hilson .... additional boom operator
Allison Howe .... boom operator
Johnny Marshall .... sound designer
Johnny Marshall .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thomas .... sound mixer
David Rosenblad .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Beasecker .... key grip
Jordan Bell .... best boy grip
Benjamin Berger .... second assistant camera
Clint Byrne .... second assistant camera
Chris Clarke .... gaffer
Sergei Franklin .... steadicam operator
Matt Kessler .... additional g&e swing
Ken Lee .... best boy electrician
Richard MacDonald .... best boy electrician (as Rich MacDonald)
Coke Wisdom O'Neal .... set photographer (as Coke O'Neal)
Darcy Schlitt .... additional g&e swing
Owen Strock .... first assistant camera
Na Thirakomen .... additional g&e swing
 
Casting Department
Michele B. Weiss .... casting associate: New York (as Michele Weiss)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Hughes .... wardrobe assistant
Sandra Ramirez .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Kristyn DiPane .... project manager: Technocolor
Jessica Elvin .... digital intermediate editor
Max Prum .... assistant editor
Martin Zeichner .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Other crew
Edward Bottenheim .... production intern
Patti Brashears .... location scout: Featured In Films
Aquiles Conde .... production assistant
Harrison Harbers .... production assistant
Austin Hinton .... on-set intern
Daniel Hourihan .... production assistant
Michele Jefferson .... key production assistant
Janette Kyle .... caterer: Tara Singleton Catering & Craft Service
Ana Narvaez .... production intern
Tina Quach .... production assistant
Friday Savathphoune .... script supervisor
Michael Schmidt .... production assistant
Marcus Slabine .... production assistant
Robert Tonino .... production accountant: Breda
Joe White .... production assistant
Christopher Williams .... location scout
 
Thanks
John Anctil .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Fastlights.com
Severyn Banes .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Micheal Halina and Severyn Brodziak)
Karen Barrett .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Halina Brodziak .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Micheal Halina and Severyn Brodziak)
Michael Brodziak .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Micheal Halina and Severyn Brodziak)
Vinnie Campisi .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Yonkers Film Permit Office
Shai Casey .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Shai Trichter)
Keith D'Arcy .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: EMI Music Publishing
Donna Jean Fogel .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Drew Foster .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Joe Franco .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Beatstreet Productions
Ellen Haynes .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
David Knoblock .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Train Wreck Records
Joe Landau .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Book Binders
Bekka Lindstrom .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Ben Masur .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Constance McFeeley .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Rory McPartland .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: EMI Music Publishing
Jo Mei .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
John T. Miller .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Donnie Murphy .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Ann O'Connor .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Evan and Ann O'Connor)
Evan O'Connor .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Evan and Ann O'Connor)
Helki Pruitt .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Heidi Quaknine .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Make Up For Ever
Marie Mascia Rand .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Domenic Rom .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Technicolor
Jill Salik .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Talas
Mike Santarsiero .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: USI Northeast
Donald Savitz .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Andy Vogel and Donald Savitz)
Arrien Schiltkamp .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
David Thornton .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Carola van den Houten .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Hans Van Den Houten .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Marian and Hans Van Den Houten)
Marian Van Den Houten .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Marian and Hans Van Den Houten)
Bill Veloric .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Andy Vogel .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Andy Vogel and Donald Savitz)
Jaw-Kuang Wang .... in loving memory of: my father: 1943-2010
Jaw-Kuang Wang .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Jaw-Kuang and Suzanne Wang)
Suzanne Wang .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production (as Jaw Kuang and Suzanne Wang)
Nicholas Warren-Gray .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
Kristin Wolf .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production: Screen Actors Guild (SAG )
Michael Zahler .... the producers would like to thank: for their generous support throughout this production
 

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169 min
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Even though the story is set in Tennessee, the movie was filmed entirely at locations within New York State, including Yonkers, New York City, and Westchester County.See more »
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Touching, surprising, important - but way too long, 6 February 2012
Author: Jim Chevallier (jimcheval@aol.com) from North Hollywood, CA

This is a distinctive film with a distinctive lead actor/director/writer, one that will probably be cited in future years as his first imperfect effort. It addresses an important issue - the uncertain rights of gay survivors - head-on from an unexpected, very individual point of view. Joey Williams, the southern-accented, low-key Asian protagonist, is a tremendously loving person - loving not only to his partner and their son (strikingly and adorably played by Sebastian Brodziak), but to others around him. As we learn his back-story as a foster child, this understated readiness to love becomes all the more moving. When he finds himself alone and having to fight for his son, his dilemma is all the more moving because he is clearly a person who, without being weak, sidesteps confrontation. His manner throughout is endearing and very specific, even as he encounters, in the most off- handed way, chilling and heartless homophobia at one of the most difficult moments of his life. The "issue" is certainly front and center here, but we care about him first and foremost as a person - luckily, since we spend far more time with him than one usually would in a film. There are also unexpected gestures of kindness and concern all through the film, one on the part of a Wise Man who appears from the most unexpected corner and reminds us that, even as Joey struggles for the right to be a father, he remains a tender soul in need of a father figure himself; at different moments, a glass of whiskey and a glass of water, each quietly offered, make it clear that he has found one. The film's unhurried pace often serves it well - one of the most moving sequences involves methodically taking out a beer and opening it - but there are also moments that are plain slow and others which keep pushing at a point that has already been made or linger overmuch on history. The film overall should have been at least a third shorter. By being as long as it is, the film actually dilutes the very real intensity of its central contemplation of family and its meaning. But these are flaws in an overall excellent film, one which is rarely predictable and often quietly surprising, above all very warm and human all the way through. Its low-key quirkiness, by the way, includes one of the more off-the-wall bits of product placement to be seen in an indie film, one that will delight the handful of fans who know and care who wrote "Wild Thing". As gracefully integrated as this is, one gets the sense that the director/writer knew the songwriter and wanted, as much as anything else, to help him out; a gesture which sums up the fundamentally loving nature of this entire project.

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