Clinton St. Theater presents 1985

Clinton St. Theater presents 1985

Showtimes

Sunday, Jun 20
7:00pm
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What really distinguishes the film is that it gets deep inside this broken family without becoming histrionic or accusatory. Tan avoids any hint of sentimentality, concentrating on the pain instead.

Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

Tan shoots stylishly in black and white 16mm, each frame a tasteful photograph. What's most skilful, though, is the way he succeeds in complicating archetypes.

Simran Hans, Observer (UK)

The dark inky frames are full of shadows and dread. Yet the narrative, and Adrian's journey, is always leavened with quiet compassion.

Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

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1985
Director: 
Yen Tan
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2018
Runtime: 
85 minutes

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family. The film pays tribute to a generation of lost lives with a powerfully made look at how HIV and the social attitudes surrounding homosexuality affect one man's choices.