Podtalk & Review: Streaming Release for Andy Vallentine's ‘The Mattachine Family’

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CHICAGO – Happy Pride Month 2024! One of the most beautiful and spirited LGBTQ+ films on the festival circuit last year was “The Mattachine Family,” written by Danny Vallentine and directed by his husband Andy Vallentine. Andy Vallentine talked to HollywoodChicago.com about his film that was partially autobiographical. “The Mattachine Family is now available to rent on all major streaming platforms.

“The Mattachine Family” features the very-much-in-love married couple Thomas (Nico Tortorella) and Oscar (Juan Pablo Di Pace) in a story about family, both made and found. When their foster child reunites with his birth mother, Thomas and Oscar deal with the loss in very different ways, and realize they have differing ideas on what makes a family. Loosely based on director/writer Andy Vallentine and writer Danny Vallentine’s own lived experiences as husbands and potential fathers, the film is a journey on the universality of love, family, and community.

‘The Mattachine Family,’ Directed by Andy Vallentine
Photo credit: Giant Pictures

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Andy Vallentine of “The Mattachine Family” regards family and history in the context of “The Mattachine Family” …

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “The Mattachine Family” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, May 30th, 2024 …

Trailer, “The Mattachine Family” …

”The Mattachine Family” is available to stream on all major platforms. Featuring Nico Tortorella, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Emily Hampshire, Carl-Clemons Hopkins and Heather Matarazzo. Written by Danny Vallentine. Directed by Andy Vallentine. Not Rated.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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