CIFF Selects presents ‘Buddy’
CAMDEN – The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House continue the 2019 CIFF Selects series on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. with a special sneak-preview of the international crowd-favorite, “Buddy” — a heartfelt look at the lives of guide dogs and their owners. “Buddy” is co-presented by PAWS Animal Adoption Center.
The film is the latest from master documentarian, Heddy Honigman, a Dutch filmmaker whose work spans the past 35 years and has screened across the world, including a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The film premiered last November at IDFA, the world’s largest documentary festival, and has only screened in New York City in the US thus far.
“Buddy” is a poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners that explores the close bond between animal and human. Acclaimed director, Heddy 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 humans and dogs.
“Buddy is a heartfelt, intimate and beautiful film directed by one of the great storytellers working today,” said Ben Fowlie, Executive and Artistic Director of the Points North Institute and Founder of the Camden International Film Festival. “We are thrilled to partner with PAWS, and bring this audience favorite to our community, and to state that really loves their four-legged friends.”
Additional CIFF Selects titles will be announced shortly. Upcoming CIFF Selects screening dates include April 24, May 29, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, and October 23. Question and answer periods with filmmakers, either in person or via Skype, will follow select screenings.
Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office, or in advance online at www.pointsnorthinstitute.org. All screenings are free for students under the age of 18, or who present a valid college ID. CIFF Selects is a program of the Points North Institute.