NR - 1hr 26min


Lark Theater Fri, Oct 18, 2019 4:10 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Oct 20, 2019 5:30 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Oct 21, 2019 6:10 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:45 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Oct 24, 2019 2:15 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Oct 29, 2019 2:30 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Oct 30, 2019 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Nov 5, 2019 2:40 PM
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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Genre:Documentary, Pets, Dogs
Production Country:Netherland
Original Langauge:Dutch
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Heddy Honigmann


In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way — respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust — about what the animals mean to them. Buddy is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between man and dog.




"Warm, observant, mildly philosophical and deeply curious… Without a millimeter of overreach, Honigmann's movie convinces you that the dogs have kept these people away from overwhelming bleakness by also guiding them into the light."

- Wesley Morris, New York Times

"An audience favorite! A tender tribute to tail-wagging treasures."

- Hollywood Reporter

"An exquisite portrait of the lives of six guide dogs and their owners. But because it’s a Heddy Honigmann film it inevitably transforms into a philosophical meditation — in this case, an exploration of the love affair between mankind and its best friend."

-Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine

"The bond between human and canine has been celebrated in recent Hollywood films… but rarely has it been brought to the screen with as much warmth, intelligence and lack of mawkishness.... A toast to guide and support dogs that will even move those who have no four-legged friends."

- Carly Darling, Houston Chronicle