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SXSW 2016: In 1985, Potent Memories Are Evoked In Just 8 Minutes

11 March 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

A little past two in the morning, I began weeping. I blame filmmaker Yen Tan. His short film, 1985, screens today at SXSW, but Mr. Tan kindly made it available for me to watch in advance. Though I'm sure it will look much nicer on a big screen, I'm grateful I had the opportunity to experience it, even on a small screen, so I can describe the absolute brilliance of its opening, as well as its overall impact. (I hope this will not spoil it -- the film is quite short -- but just in case, please be advised that the next paragraph details the opening minute.) We see a living room in a house. We can detect a man sitting in a chair, his...

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SXSW 2016 Exclusive Poster Debut: Yen Tan's 1985

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

We're gearing up to cover SXSW 2016, which begins next week in Austin, Texas, and to kick things off, we're happy to premiere the poster for Yen Tan's short film 1985. Mr. Tan wrote and directed the film, which stars Robert Sella and Lindsay Pulsipher. Mr. Tan is a personal acquaintance of long standing, so, frankly, I'm not entirely objective, but he made the wonderfully on-point drama Pit Stop a couple years back, as well as a flock of good short films over the years. He's also a very good poster artist, and we've premiered his work in the past. 1985 will enjoy its world premiere on Friday, March 11, at 10:15 p.m. at the Vimeo Theater, as part of the Texas Shorts Competition, and...

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