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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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A Movie for Everyone "In the Family" 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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Joey's lack of medical or legal recourse after his romantic partner Cody's death is based in fact. Many real-life gay couples in the US have found themselves in similarly difficult circumstances in hospitals after one of them had a serious injury or developed a grave illness. One instance that garnered a great deal of media coverage, outrage, and legal action was the case of domestic partners Lisa Pond and Janice Langbehn. In 2007, Langbehn and Pond, who had been together almost two decades, traveled with three of their four children from their home in Washington State to Florida, where Pond had an aneurysm. Although the couple had drawn up legal documents to try to make official their relationship in lieu of legally recognized marriage (including health care proxies and a durable power of attorney), the hospital denied Langbehn any right to make health care decisions for Pond or even to see her (a hospital social worker told Langbehn, "I need you to know this is an anti-gay city and a anti-gay state, and you are not going to get to see her or know her condition.") Langbehn and their children were not allowed to see Pond before she died. Langbehn's subsequent suit against the hospital was unsuccessful, but the case did lead to an April 2010 directive from President Obama to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to prohibit visitation discrimination in all hospitals receiving Medicaid or Medicare funding. President Obama awarded Langbehn a 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal for "transform[ing] her own profound loss into a resounding call for compassion and equality."See more »
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I Ain't Leaving Without YouSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Movie for Everyone "In the Family", 28 March 2012
Author: Batmanispierce from United States

There is a fine line that has to be walked whenever talking about gay rights in a film and Patrick Wang walked it like a champion. In the Family is a story about a father, played by the director, Patrick Wang, who loses his life partner, played by Trevor St. John, in a tragic car accident and is left alone with their son, Chip. The movie is a true work of art from beginning to end. There is so much said in this movie about what family is and what it means to be family. In the Family also takes a deep look into what is love, how you should mourn for a lost loved one, and how to get back to the normal routine of life. Patrick Wang breaks new ground in getting himself and his actors to display the truest emotions that make up the very core of what it means to be human. As the film progresses, you can see a change in all the characters as they try to adapt to life once again. The cinematography of the film is so simplistic that it makes the movie all the more real and beautiful, almost as if the audience is poking their heads into the life of a man who is thousands of miles away. This emotionally touching film deserves all of the praise it has been getting and it can definitely be said that In the Family is one of the most moving American indie of this year.

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