BUDDIES

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. 

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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.

We have a limited amount of tickets available for free for those who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Please email tickets@eyeswideopencinema.co.uk to reserve these. 

This screening has been made possible by the BFI's Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.