Official Selection - FRAMELINE San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
Winner of U.S. Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenwriting for OUTFEST 2018
Director Yen Tan writes and directs this deeply emotional and heartbreaking film based on his 2015 award-winning short of the same name. 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis).