The Mattachine Family
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Sponsored by the St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Andy Vallentine, 2023, USA, 98 min.
Actor Juan Pablo Di Pace and writer/director Danny Vallentine will be in attendance!
Oscar (Juan Pablo di Pace, Mamma Mia) and Thomas (Nico Tortorella, Scream 4) meet cute, get married, have charming friends and burgeoning careers. Fate steps in and the two agree to be foster parents to a little boy, Arthur. When Arthur is reunited with his birth mother, Thomas realizes he loves being a dad. Oscar’s acting career has finally taken off, and to say that Thomas’ desire to be a dad is terrible timing would be wildly understated. Thomas’ best friend, Leah (Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek) struggles with infertility and the old friends find themselves sharing an unexpected journey together. Mattachine Family is a sweet celebration of true friendship and finding family at exactly the right time. (Sunny Hall)