Runtime: 99 minutes
Director: Andy Vallentine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Lesbian, Narrative, Queer, Romance
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Thomas is at a critical moment in his life. The child he and his husband, Oscar, fostered has been reunited with his birth mother, and Oscar’s long-stagnant career as an actor has picked up and sent him to Michigan for filming. In the bewildering lurch of change and loss, Thomas embarks on a journey to figure out what he wants from life and what it means to be gay in 2021 when so many new possibilities exist for those who grew up thinking that marriage and children were impossible. Tender, heartwarming, and funny, The Mattachine Family reflects on “chosen” families, the bonds we form with friends, lovers, and children, and how those relationships define us, elude us, and perplex us.
Director Andy Vallentine and Actor, Nico Tortorella will be in attendance at OUTshine's Opening Night to introduce their film and engage in an audience Q&A afterwards. Plus meet & greet with them at the After Party at Rooftop @ 1WLO!