UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
Buddies | USA | 1985 | DCP | 78 min. Director: Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: David Schachter, Geoff Edholm, Billy Lux In this deeply moving, provocative drama, David (Schachter) volunteers his services as a “buddy” to Robert (Edholm), who is hospitalized with AIDS. An unusual friendship develops between the two young men. A landmark independent production, Buddies was the first film released that directly confronted the AIDS crisis in America. It was the final film of Bressan, a talented, mutlifaceted, and prolific director who died of an AIDS-related illness.