A Kind Make-Up Artist Helped Him Face His Final Days With Dignity


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This is set in 1985, in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US.

Adrian’s final days are near. He’s preparing to move in with his estranged mother and has made all the necessary arrangements. Including an appointment with a make-up artist.

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The beauty consultant who shows up didn’t flinch at the lesions on his face. She stayed on and gave him a bit more than expected.

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She showed him a gentle kindness and treated him with dignity to help him face his final days.

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‘1985’ was listed in Short of the Week, and it received a Special Jury Recognition for Acting (Lindsay Pulsipher as cosmetologist Tammy Garland) at SXSW Film Festival as well as a Special Jury Mention for Best Performance at Oak Cliff Film Festival.

More on the production here.

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