1985 takes us to Texas at the beginnings of the AIDS crisis

Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) 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 teen 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.

Shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family.

The film has already picked up a number of awards around the world, including Best Feature at the Fire!! Barcelona LGBT Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenwriting at Outfest Los Angeles, and is set to feature at the Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney and the Melbourne Queer Screen Festival ahead of its official release on April 25th.

OUTinPerth are hosting a special preview screening of 1985 at Luna Leederville on Tuesday 23rd April at 6:30pm and we have TEN double passes to give away!

Head to our giveaways page for your chance to win.


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