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Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for MY BUDDY:
MY BUDDY, 24min, Canada, Drama/Future
Directed by Mark Moliterni
Through the story of a lonely old man and his android robot butler, “My Buddy” celebrates the power of movies and TV to connect us.
The first images for “My Buddy” came to mind while listening to the eponymous song at the end of Arcade Fire’s Funeral bonus disc. Recorded by Win Butler’s grandfather in the 1940s, the song’s about an anachronistic robot singing to a lost friend, which I thought was a sweet and quirky story to base a film on. And when I learned that Alvino Rey’s death served as an inspiration for Funeral, I looked to my own grandfather as inspiration for the film.
At 92 years old, Emmanuel Moliterni spends his days in a sunken recliner, half asleep with the television on as a comforting distraction. But at night, I watch as he perks up for classic movies, transported to the days when they were new. Television’s power to connect us to the outside world (and our past) is a wonderful thing, but I’m left wanting by the fact that at my grandfather’s age, that’s all a lot of people have left. So “My Buddy” is really a tribute to that-a celebration of film and television, but also a reminder that when I’m 92 years old and living in a recliner, I’ll have plenty of time for watching. In the meantime, l’m going to try to make my own life a little more like the movies we love so much. Hopefully, “My Buddy” inspires you to do the same.