Buddy

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

If you’re a dog lover or if you have ever just plain loved a dog, you must see BUDDY. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be amazed. Heddy Homigmann’s amazing new documentary follows six extraordinary—yet basically just plain canine—service pooches and their equally amazing owners. There’s Kaiko, who helps his owner Erna get food off the shelves of a supermarket and into her shopping cart and then to check out; There’s Kay, who takes wheelchair riding young Annabel Stiff along highways to rock out at rock concerts; Mister, who basically consoles his owner Trevor with severe PTSD from an army stint; Utah, the closest living creature to pre-adolescent Zeb; Makker, who is a walking GPS for blind, gracefully aging owner Edith, who loves brisk walks; and there’s Missy, the third long time service dog in owner Hans’ life. BUDDY is a “an audience favorite. A tender tribute to tail-wagging treasures” (Hollywood Reporter) and the spirit of their owners, a deep, loving and truly wonderful portrait of the bonds between human and canine. Unrated. In Dutch with English subtitles. 86 Min.