Charity Screening: '1985' plus Q&A with director Yen Tan

BY Friday, 12 April 2019

Minus18 joins forces for a very special event: a screening of award-winning film 1985, plus a Q&A with director Yen Tan

If you missed 1985 at this year's Melbourne Queer Film Festival, this is your chance – a special event made all the more sweet with a Q&A with direcor Yen Tan, hosted by Minus18 General Manager Tony Lee.

Best bit? All ticket sales made via our Eventbrite page will go to directly to Minus18, funding initiatives that support LGBTIQ youth.

Award-winning 1985 tells the story of a closeted advertising executive (Cory Michael Smith) who returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.

Burdened with unspeakable tragedy in New York City, Adrian looks to reconnect with his teen brother Andrew (Aidan Langford) and his estranged childhood friend Carly (Jamie Chung), while navigating his relationship with his religious parents Eileen (Academy Award Nominee Virginia Madsen) and Dale (Emmy Award Winner Michael Chiklis).

Yen Tan's award-winning 1985 is a sight to behold, shot on sumptuous black and white super 16mm film. It's also a thoughtful and unique look at a pivotal moment in American history, through the prism of empathy, love and family.

This screening of 1985 will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Yen Tan, hosted by Minus18 General Manager Tony Lee. This one's not to be missed.

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Praise for 1985:

“Sensitively observed...a model of eloquent restraint” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Excellent drama...nothing here ring false” – Variety

“Deeply emotional...earns its tears honestly” – The Wrap

“Subtle and gripping...a fine piece of cinematic craftmanship” – IndieWire

“1985 breaks your heart in the precise way it sets out to” – Out Magazine

“A stunning love letter... a gripping reminder that the social drama need not be loud and tumultuous for it

to be effective” - Film Inquiry