Longtime Companion (1990)
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At the time of Longtime Companion's release in 1990, the devastating disease of AIDS was seen as a mysterious and deadly scourge, replete with rumors, lies, and panic. As the first narrative film to examine the AIDS epidemic, screenwriter Craig Lucas and director Norman René place the disease in an historical context, dramatizing the impact of the disease through time in a series of vignettes involving seven gay men. AIDS first made its presence felt surreptitiously, as an article in The New
May 11, 1990 Wide
Jan 23, 2001
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Man with Soap Script
Soap Opera Reader
Freda Foh Shen
Nurse with Addict
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Bearing the burden of being the first film about AIDS, Longtime Companion (which premiered at Sundance Fest) had the task of placing the crisis on the national agenda, which meant a gentler, kinder tone; even so, it's a touching, nicely acted feature
Exceptional ensemble, heart-wrenching
Formally unadventurous, a little PBS-y, but undeniably moving as it evolves.
A touching story, a bit preachy, but daring for its time.
Good, but not as good as Parting Glances
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