Film Details

Runtime: 85 minutes

Language: English

Director: Yen Tan

Country: USA, 2018

Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Inspired by the award winning short of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his young brother and estranged childhood friend as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents played by Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis. Shot in luscious black & white, 1985 is a beautiful, powerful film both in story and style.


Dino Mosquera

Dino Mosquera - Board Member

"A beautiful film, that builds up in a very surprising way, turning it into a very powerful movie."

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