Screenings on Saturday, June 29, introduced by Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado, MFAH film committee

In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned filmmaker Heddy Honigmann respectfully questions the owners 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 special bond between humans and dogs.

“Critic’s Pick! 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.” —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.” —Filmmaker Magazine

• Interview: “Heddy Honigmann on Buddy

Review: “Buddy will even move those who have no four-legged friends.” —Houston Chronicle

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Heddy Honigmann
Dutch with English subtitles
The Netherlands
Running Time
86 minutes
Digital, Color