The Mattachine Family


1H 39MIN

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In this nuanced, gentle, and ultimately heartfelt dramedy, director Andy Vallentine explores the notion of connection through the experiences of a loving gay couple who discover they have differing ideas about what makes a family. Nico Tortorella (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mamma Mia!), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Hacks), Cloie Wyatt Taylor (Partners in Rhyme), Jake Choi (ABC's Single Parents), and Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse) make up The Mattachine Family’s queer power ensemble. Jumping through moments in time between a collection of characters, The Mattachine Family finds a fiercely in love gay couple — photographer Thomas (Tortorella) and actor Oscar (Di Pace) — maintaining their relationship through steadily remaining fiercely in love through geographical setbacks, after their foster son returns to live with his birth mother. Just as Oscar's acting career begins to rise, Thomas enters something of a pre-midlife existential crisis. As the couple begins to have differing views and desires around what a potential family looks like together moving forward, Thomas leans heavily on a close-knit core of friends for comfort and meaning through it all.


Directed by Andy Vallentine

Written by Andy Vallentine
Danny Vallentine

Produced by Scot Boland
Zach Braff
Michael Diaz
Chelsea Fenton
Siddharth Ganji
Stuart Heinlein
Cameron Hutchison
Daan Jansen
Andy Vallentine

Cast Nico Tortorella
Juan Pablo Di Pace
Jake Choi
Emily Hampshire
Cloie Wyatt Taylor
Carl Clemons-Hopkins
Heather Matarazzo