Gorgeously shot on 16mm film in black and white, this deeply emotional film follows young Adrian as he returns to his conservative Texas home to visit his parents for the first time in years. Adrian is coming home to finally reveal to his parents he is gay.
Set amidst the spectre of the 80s AIDS epidemic this is an extraordinarily gentle, restrained and authentic coming-out story. Anchored by a trio of rich performances, 1985 is a deeply felt, and quietly momentous film that is a minor modern classic of queer cinema.
“The film’s intimate consideration of still-enormous issues is intelligent, surprising and emotionally resonant” The New York Times
Awards/Notables: SXSW, Göteborg Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles