Released in 1989 and directed by Norman René, Longtime Companion is a look at the consequences of the AIDS epidemic via the lives of several gay men. The film was received many honors, including Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes. Shot in New York City, the film features actors Campbell Scott, Bruce Davison, and more.
Director Norman René was born in Rhode Island in the early 1950s. After studying psychology at Johns Hopkins University, René opted to change his course of study and embarked for Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University. Discovering his love for directing, René spent three years running the Red Barn Theatre in Pittsburgh before he and three fellow CMU alumni fled for New York to found their own production company.
Born September 27th, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, Stephen Caffrey is a popular character actor in television and stage. The fifth child of seven, his Irish-American family moved to Chicago, IL when Stephen was 17 years old. Stephen was first inspired to pursue acting when he saw his older brother perform in the school play.