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The Mattachine Family

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When a rainbow family splinters, what happens next? That’s the premise of this tender and inquisitive film.

Photographer Thomas (Nico Tortorella, Younger) has the perfect life with actor husband Oscar – but when their foster child Arthur returns to his birth mother, everything changes. Torn about any future ideas of parenthood, and with Oscar away filming, Thomas leans on his friends, including lesbian BFF Leah (a brilliantly droll Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek) to help him get his groove back. Mixing humour (look out for a cameo from Scream star Heather Matarazzo) with pathos, this film teases questions about the path, and the people, we choose in life.

Sydney Premiere

“Bring tissues, because Andy Vallentine’s The Mattachine Family packs plenty of feels.” – Chicago Reader

“A heartfelt, current, often humorous film. As well as queer parenthood, themes include love, chosen families, friendships, relationships and living your truest life … it’s a sincere, realistic, queer narrative that needs to be told.” – Queerguru

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About The Mattachine Family
  • Community

    Lesbian Queer Gay Men
  • Director

    Andy Vallentine
  • Writer

    Danny Vallentine
  • Cast

    Nico Tortorella Juan Pablo Di Pace Emily Hampshire Heather Matarazzo Carl Clemons-Hopkins
  • Producer

    Scot Bolan Mike Diaz Siddharth Ganji Andy Vallentine Cameron Hutchison Stuart Heinlein
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Silver Steps
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Cameron Bayley
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