Many small but great films rely on critics and audiences to create buzz instead of marketing budgets. If you want to support independent cinema make your way to the Monicas this weekend for an exclusive engagement of the self-distributed and highly praised IN THE FAMILY.
“…Mr. Wang’s slow-reveal psychological drama isn’t just a showcase for his excellent ensemble cast. Beautifully modulated and stylistically sui generis, “In the Family” is also one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year.” – Paul Brunick, New York Times
“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. It is a film that avoids any message or statement and simply shows us, with infinite sympathy, how the life of a completely original character can help us lead our own.” – Four stars, Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
IN THE FAMILY starts Friday, May 4 at the Monicas in Santa Monica. Actor/writer/director Patrick Wang and actor Trevor St. John will participate in a Q&A after the 8:30 screening on Friday, May 4. Trevor St. John and crew from the film will do the same after the 1 PM screening on Saturday, May 5.