Director: Yen Tan
Cast: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung.
Out Film CT Queer Thursdays presents a new movie startling in its honesty about a young gay man infected with the HIV virus, that neither wraps its drama with gauzy melodrama, or as an educational primer for clueless family members. It’s 1985, no cure is in sight, and NYC-based Adrian (Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith) makes the all-too-common trip home to say goodbye to his family in Texas, including his evangelical father, his confused younger brother Andrew, and his not-as-naïve-as-she seems mother, played with great subtlety by Virginia Masden.
“A stunning love letter in memoriam for all the queer big brothers who could not be there to tell what Adrian tells little brother Andrew.” Hazem Famey, Film Inquiry.