1985 — Trailer

source:   www.1985thefilm.com

added: Mon, Aug 27th '18

"Gotham" actor Cory Michael Smith plays a young, closeted gay man who, after living in New York during the devastating AIDS crisis, has returned to his conservative Texas hometown in the newly-released trailer for "1985."

The Reagan Era-set drama, shot in high-contrast black-and-white on 16mm, also stars fellow "Gotham" actor Michael Chiklis as Smith's rugged, Vietnam-vet father, and Virginia Madsen (Sideways, TV's Designated Survivor) as Smith's wholesome, religious mother.

Written and directed by indie filmmaker Yen Tan (Pit Stop), and based on his award-winning short film of the same name, "1985" paints a stark and solemn portrait of a grieving, closeted gay man who has reunited with his conservative family to spend Christmas together -- possibly for the last time, since he secretly fears that he may be dying from a new, mysterious disease called AIDS, which has already taken six of his closest friends.

Also, co-starring Jamie Chung (TV's The Gifted), "1985" premiered to rave reviews back in March at the SXSW Film Festival. The film is now slated for an October 26th release.

synopsis:
Inspired by the award-winning short film 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 an 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).

 

directed by   Yen Tan

starring   Cory Michael Smith, Michael Chiklis, Virginia Madsen, Jamie Chung, Aidan Langford, Ryan Piers Williams, Michael Darby, Tina Parker

release date   October 26, 2018

 
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