1985, 81m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened June 22–28, 2018

The first-ever feature to explore the AIDS pandemic, Buddies endures as a landmark of LGBTQ indie cinema. Gay yuppie David Schachter volunteers to be a “buddy” to older, politically impassioned Geoff Edholm, and finds himself gradually growing closer to him. A devastating two-hander from adult film veteran Arthur J. Bressan Jr., the action unfolds within the confines of a Manhattan hospital room—additional characters are only heard offscreen. Long-unavailable, we’re pleased to present the premiere engagement of this 2K restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome. A Frameline release

With David Schachter and Roe Bressan in person June 22

Exclusive NY engagement

A film by Arthur J. Bressan Jr.

A love story with implications that transcend sexual and political preferences.”

The Boston Globe