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Pride Week Film: Buddies

BUDDIES (1985)the first feature film about AIDS 
Saturday, June 29, 2PM

“Philadelphia,” “Parting Glances,” “Longtime Companion” and “Tongues Untied” are often cited as benchmark movies about AIDS. But long forgotten is “Buddies,” the first feature film about AIDS. An intimate two-hander from 1985, it was a snapshot of a terrible time for gay men in New York, made during some of the worst hours of the epidemic. The movie made its debut at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on Sept. 12, 1985, before going on to art-house runs in New York, Boston, Chicago and other cities.
“It’s a remarkable film,” said C. Mason Wells, the director of repertory programming for the Quad Cinema in New York, where “Buddies” recently had a weeklong run. “Not just for the story it tells, but how it tells it, with great subtlety and restraint.” (From NY Times, July 31, 2018)

Long Forgotten, a Landmark Film in AIDS History Is Rescued
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/movies/first-aids-movie-gay-drama-buddies.html

FILM: 'BUDDIES,' TALE OF AN AIDS PATIENT
https://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/15/movies/film-buddies-tale-of-an-aids-patient.html

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