Shot in stark black and white, 1985 takes us back to the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Adrian (Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith) returns from Manhattan to his conservative, Christian family in Texas, and a warm welcome from his mother (Sideways star Virginia Madsen), but a frostier one from his father (The Shield’s Michael Chiklis). Going back to a place he associates with disillusionment and discrimination would be hard enough, but the harsh reality of city life isn’t the only secret Adrian has kept from them.
“A fine piece of cinematic craftsmanship.” – Indiewire
Best Feature – Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Best American Feature Film – Champs-Élysées Film Festival
This UK premiere screening of 1985 will be followed by the free talk, AIDS: Retelling the Story on Film.