‘1985’ Trailer: ‘Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith Leads the Drama’s Cast

Wolfe Releasing’s debuted the official trailer for the dramatic film 1985 starring Gotham‘s Cory Michael Smith. The black and white drama’s had a successful festival run and currently sits at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Gotham cast mates Cory Michael Smith, Michael Chiklis, and Jamie Chung star in 1985 alongside Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Aidan Langford (Summer’s Shadow), and Ryan Piers Williams (X/Y). Yen Tan (Pit Stop, Ciao) wrote and directed the film and served as an editor along with HutcH. HutcH was also the director of photography and produced the 2018 release with Ash Christian.

Variety’s Dennis Harvey says Cory Michael Smith provides “a center of quiet intensity” as the heart of the film, and San Francisco Bay Times’ Gary Kramer praises Smith and Madsen’s performances, saying, “Smith gives a strong, subtle performance, and Madsen is heartbreaking as his mom.”

1985 is set to open in theaters on October 26, 2018.

The Plot: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) 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 (Virginia Madsen) and Dale (Michael Chiklis). When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend Carly (Jamie Chung), their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.

Shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family.”

1985 Poster
Poster for the black and white dramatic film, ‘1985.’