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Texas Feature Competition
1985
USA, 2018, 85 min., B/W, English

Inspired by the award-winning short film 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 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).

Screenings
Director
Yen Tan
Producer
HutcH , Ash Christian
Writer
Yen Tan
Cinematographer
HutcH
Cast
Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Jamie Chung

Director Bio

Malaysian-born Yen Tan is an award-winning filmmaker and graphic designer in Austin, TX. His last feature, "Pit Stop" (Sundance and SXSW 2013) was nominated for a John Cassavetes Award at Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014. "1985" is inspired by his Short of the Week and Vimeo Staff Pick of the same title, which won a Special Jury Prize in SXSW 2016.
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