Longtime Companion is the touching story of a group of young gay men in the 1980's as the brand new "gay cancer" epidemic rips through their Manhattan community. The story follows this group of friends as they must face their original disbelief, admit their own mortality and adjust to a world that has changed dramatically for them. Tinged with a bittersweet tone, this film is often hailed as the first major film to put a human face on the AIDS epidemic with its unflinching and honest look of the fallout of this disease. This moving film is supported by its excellent cast of actors, especially Bruce Davison who won an Oscar for his portrayal of David in the film. With a topic so tragic, you would expect the film to fall into a mire of depression, but viewers will find themselves strangely uplifted and inspired by the story of these young men.