NCGLFF presents


Men's Feature

1985 was the year of The Goonies, New Coke, Back to the Future, and “We Are the World.” It was also the year that Rock Hudson died of AIDS and the first commercial AIDS blood test became available. It is this year which serves as both the title and setting for Yen Tan’s nostalgic and gorgeously realized new film. Coming home for Christmas after a three-year absence, Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham) struggles to reconcile his current life in New York City with that of his religious, conservative family back in small town Texas. His father (Michael Chiklis, The Shield) is cold and distant, while his mother (Virginia Madsen, Sideways) presses him about meeting up with his childhood girlfriend (Jamie Chung), Once Upon a Time). As Adrian starts reconnecting with his younger brother, sneaking him into Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and buying him R.E.M. tapes, he begins to feel the full weight of the choice before him: to finally be honest with his family about who he is and face the consequences, or to return to New York without revealing his truth.  

(US, 85 min)

Saturday, August 18

7:00pm   Cinema One

Monday, August 20

7:20pm   Fletcher Hall

Thursday, August 23

3:00pm   Cinema One


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