“Sensitively observed... a model of eloquent restraint.”

DAVID ROONEY | THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

“Richly hypnotic... a rare, miracle of a film.”

TOMRIS LAFFLY | FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

 

“Subtle and gripping... a fine piece of cinematic craftsmanship.”

JUDE DRY | INDIEWIRE

 

“Excellent drama... a finely observed portrait of largely unarticulated tensions... nothing here rings false.”

DENNIS HARVEY | VARIETY

 

“A poignant, provocative meditation.”

KEVIN FALLON | THE DAILY BEAST

 

“Deeply emotional... earns its tears honestly.”

DAN CALLAHAN | THE WRAP

 

“Full of life... a beautiful, shockingly hopeful story.”

SARAH MARLOFF | THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

 

“Riveting... turns a year of tragedy into triumph.”

STEPHEN SAITO | THE MOVEABLE FEST

 

“1985 breaks your heart in the precise way it sets out to.”

R. KURT OSENLUND | OUT MAGAZINE

 

“5 out of 5. Expertly crafted and masterfully told.”

BROOKE SJOBERG | THE DAILY TEXAN

 

“A stunning love letter... a gripping reminder that the social drama need not be loud and tumultuous for it to be effective.”

HAZEM FAHMY | FILM INQUIRY