Buddies (1985)
  • 6th Dec 2019
  • 1 hr 21 mins

When 25 year-old David volunteers to be a buddy to an AIDS patient, the gay community centre assigns him to Robert, a 32 year-old politically impassioned gay California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers. Revolving around the confines of Robert's Manhattan hospital room, Director Arthur J. Bressan skilfully unfolds this devastating two-hander. As David gazes out at the piers and rooftops of Manhattan, we hear his deftly scripted diary entries in voiceover. And as David is changed by knowing Robert, so too are we. In the simplicity of the story and the elegance of its unfolding, Buddies achieves a rare perfection. It's a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history.

Cast
Geoff Edholm, Damon Hairston, Joyce Korn, Billy Lux, David Rose, Libby Saines, David Schachter, Susan Schneider, Tracy Vivat
Director
Arthur J. Bressan Jr.
Writer
Arthur J. Bressan Jr.
Genre
Drama