Known for 2013’s Pit Stop (Sundance selection), last April, Yen Tan returned behind the camera for a his fifth feature modeled on the award winning short. Shot in Dallas with Cory Michael Smith (Wonderstruck), 1985 supporting cast comprised of Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Noah Schnapp and Jamie Chung.
Based on a story by HutcH and Tan, this centers on terminally-ill Adrian (Smith), who flies home from New York to visit his estranged family in Texas. His attempt at revealing his circumstances to his conservative parents (Madsen, Chiklis) are challenged when he reconnects with his preteen brother (Schnapp) and his old flame (Chung). 1985 could really pack a wallop and as I mentioned before, nice companion piece just after Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute).
Release Date/Prediction: Narrative Comp at SXSW looks possible and would be a logical spot as the short was featured there.