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Arthur J. Bressan Jr. (1943–1987)

One of the pioneers of independent gay cinema in the 1970s and '80s, Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. is best known for his 1985 drama, Buddies (the first feature film about AIDS). Working across multiple genres including documentary, narrative, adult and short form filmmaking, Bressan's boldness and artistry as a writer-director earned him both acclaim and... See full bio »

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Daddy Dearest Director
Buddies Director
Pleasure Beach Director


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 1985 Buddies
 1984 Daddy Dearest
 1984 Juice
 1983 Abuse
 1982 Family Affair (as Arthur Bressen Jr.)
 1977 Gay USA (Documentary)
 1972 Coming Out (Short)
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Arthur Bressan | Arthur Bressen Jr. | Michael Lawrence

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