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BUDDIES

  • Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre 8712 109 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9 Canada (map)

Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr. | 1985 | USA | 85 min

Presented by Edmonton Men’s Health Collective

RAINBOW VISIONS IS PROUD TO TEAM WITH SAN FRANCISCO’S FRAMELINE FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT THIS NEWLY RESTORED VERSION OF ARTHUR J. BRESSAN, JR’s 1985 GAY INDIE CLASSIC.

When 25 year-old yuppie David (David Schachter) volunteers to be a “buddy” to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert (Geoff Edholm), a 32 year-old politically impassioned California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers.

Revolving around the confines of Robert’s Manhattan hospital room, Bressan skillfully unfolds this devastating two-hander (the rest of the cast is only heard off-screen). And as David is changed by knowing Robert, so too are we.

BUDDIES is a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history.

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Preceded by the short film: DIX (TEN)

Directed by Franck Villette | 2017 | France | 10 min

One little guy decided to meet Prince Charming, and then there were two. There were two, and three, and up to ten. Till the day when… 

Ten little friends came together again. One of them met the wrong kind of person, and then there were nine. Nine little friends…

Earlier Event: November 3
LIGHT IN THE WATER
Later Event: November 3
HALF THE PICTURE