The official trailer for Yen Tan’s 1985 was released this week. The film, shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, is a haunting glimpse into the life of a gay man and his family at the beginning of the AIDS crisis. Having made the rounds on the festival circuit, it’s set for release on October 26.
The official synopsis: ‘Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, “Gotham”) returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York City, Adrian looks to reconnect with his preteen brother Andrew (Aidan Langford) while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen (Virginia Madsen) and Dale (Michael Chiklis). When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend Carly (Jamie Chung), their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him. ‘