1985

1985

DVD - 2018
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Closeted advertising executive Adrian 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 while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen and Dale. When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend, their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.
Publisher: New Almaden, CA : Wolfe, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung.
Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated
ISBN: 9781942584537
UPC: 754703764768
Call Number: DVD N
Alternative Title: Nineteen eighty five

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A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.


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In_tr_aktr1Nstpaul
Apr 01, 2019

I was expecting more than this film offered having heard the rave reviews. There's a little French indie film - I forget the correct title but it's something like The Long Lonely Night? That's probably wrong but if you've seen it you KNOW what film I mean because it deals with the same exact subject matter and it's ten times better than This movie. I will have to look up the title again and let you know because That's the movie you should be watching.

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ms_mustard
Mar 12, 2019

poignant
having escaped his conservative Christian family - Adrian runs straight into the early days of the AIDS crisis in NYC
going home for what he knows will be his last visit he brings gifts for his family - the most touching being what he shares with his much younger brother
family dynamics in the midst of new awareness

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LauraSteinert
Mar 09, 2019

A really well done story about what is was like to be HIV positive in 1985, when an AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence. If you were not an adult in 1985, you should probably watch this look at one young man's attempt to tell his uber-religious parents that he is Gay and his partner is dead. Filmed in black and white to heighten the bleakness of all the lives we are privy to in the film. No gay love scenes, the focus in on the story.

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