Is This The Gay Daddies Film We’ve All Been Waiting For?

By: Christopher Donaldson

Even if Patrick Wang’s debut film In The Family is not yet widely known, it has already been labeled an “American masterpiece” and “one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year” by quite a few critics. Like Robert W. Butler, who recently said that it stands as the "Citizen Kane of domestic-issue movies.”

Surprised? You should be, if only for the fact that the self-distributed release about a gay family in crisis was, according the The New York Times, “rejected by 30 festivals” before it found its way to the 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival.

Set in small-town Tennessee, the film spins a compact and deeply moving narrative around two gay daddies—Cody (Trevor St. John) and his partner Joey Williams (Patrick Wang)— and their six-year-old son, Chip Hines (Sebastian Brodziak). But when Cody is killed in a car accident, a custody battle quickly ensues over their child, leaving nothing settled in Joey's and Chip's seemingly ordinary lives.

In any case, you can see for yourself if In the Family lives up to the hype when it opens in select theaters nationwide and in Canada on April 27th, 2012.

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Trailer below.