Buddies, the first American film to dramatize the AIDS crisis, is an
intensely personal story of a 32-year-old Californian dying of AIDS in a
Manhattan Hospital and the 25-year-old New Yorker who starts as his
volunteer counselor and becomes his greatest friend.
Writer/director Arthur Bressan Jr. includes factual information about
AIDS, but more importantly shows that love and caring is also a major
part of this tragedy. "I made this movie," Bressan says, ''because I had
to make it. This one came from my heart...It is a very small movie
about the landscape of the heart and the caves within us."
Legendary film director Arthur Bressan, died of an AIDS-related illness in 1987, two years after this quietly incendiary indie film was released.Here