The film will have closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees) and the event will have British Sign Language interpretation.
FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER - 8PM - ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
Director: Arthur J Bressan, Jr. 1985. USA. 79 minutes. Rating: 18.
In anticipation of World AIDS Day.
Released in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, Buddies was the first feature film to address a crisis that many were reluctant to discuss. Directed by Arthur J Bressan, Jr., an audacious filmmaker whose work included gay pornography, documentary and fiction, the drama tells the story of a young man named David who becomes a voluntary ‘buddy’ for an AIDS patient named Robert.
As the two men spend more time together, a profound friendship develops and the pair soon grow to depend on each other more than they would ever have anticipated. Bressan died two years after the film’s release from AIDS-related illnesses, but the impact of his film endures to this day.
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