The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) has selected Golden Globe-nominated and Independent Spirit Award-nominated Eric Stoltz’s coming-of-age comedy Class Rank as its Opening Night film
NAME OF FILM: 1985 (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Yen Tan
STARRING: Cory Michael Smith, Aidan Langford, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: “1985” follows Adrian, a closeted advertising executive who, after having been gone for three years, 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 (Aidan Langford) while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen (Academy Award Nominee Virginia Madsen) and Dale (Golden Globe Award Winner Michael Chiklis). When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend Carly (Jamie Chung, “The Gifted”), their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the features lineup and opening night film for the 25th edition of the Film Festival, running March 9 to 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas. During the nine days of SXSW 132 features will be shown.