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The Big Screen: ‘1985’

by Stephen Becker 1 Nov 2018 7:00 AM

Director Yen Tan talks about how his story set amidst the AIDS crisis can inform the present



In the film “1985,” a young man returns home for the holidays burdened with how he’ll tell his family that he’s dying of AIDS. It’s the latest from Austin resident and former North Texas director Yen Tan, who talks with us about how a story set in the past can inform the present. The film previously played at SXSW and the Dallas International Film Festival in the spring and opens at the Texas Theatre on Friday.

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