above snapshots from some selections of this years 2021 film festival Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James, “City Eyes”, that features Simba Wedderburn and Buffalo’s own Rachel Henderson, “Be Good Make Me Proud”, Making An Exoneree: where 16 Georgetown Students reinvestigated five wrongful conviction cases to successfully help free Buffalo’s own Valentino Dixon,100 Years From Mississippi, Mamie Lang Kirkland
The 15th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival has returned for both live in person viewing and or virtual options for some of this yers selections.
This year’s festival will screen over 120 narrative, documentary and spotlight films from 24 countries with a celebration of stellar locally produced films, including an opening night presentation of Catch The Fair One, the Tribeca Film Festival winning thriller filmed in Buffalo about a boxer who retraces the steps of her kid sister after she disappears in this Western New York lensed revenge thriller, with Star Kali Reis and Producer Kimberly Parker presenting the film.
Festival screenings will be held at North Park Theatre and Burchfield Penney Art Center as well as virtually via the Eventive digital cinema platform.
Some of the headlining features include familiar faces and or places in and around buffalo like:
–Catch The Fair One Friday Oct. 8 at 8pm, boxer retraces the steps of her kid sister after she disappears in this Western New York lensed revenge thriller.
–Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James Saturday October 9 at 7pm, A musical, kaleidoscopic portrait of the man, the myth, the legend.
–100 Years From Mississippi, Mamie Lang Kirkland Sunday October 10 1:45pm, Fleeing Mississippi in 1915 as her father escaped a lynch mob, Mamie Lang Kirkland looks back on a life well lived in the shadow of America’s legacy of racial violence.
–Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez October 8 5;30pm
There are also selections in the WNY Stories short film programming including a tribute to Arthur O Eve entitled “Be Good Make Me Proud” and “City Eyes”, that features Simba Wedderburn and Buffalo’s own Rachel Henderson both on Sunday October 10 4pm.
The festivals virtual screenings include Making An Exoneree: where 16 Georgetown Students reinvestigated five wrongful conviction cases to successfully help free Buffalo’s own Valentino Dixon as well as a plethora of thought provoking films that are part of the Global Documentaries and Racial Justice in View programming .
Along with an excellent curation of films and even visual installations be sure to stop in on the “Party All The Time” experience at Duende, 85 Silo City Row from 3pm on Saturday October 9 to 12am on Sunday October 10 with Buffalo’s own Oscar Alston known and loved base player of the Stone City Band has a multimedia performance at 11pm!
The festivals Bison Pass is the best ($45) theres also a Triptych Virtual (3 virtual screenings for $20). Individual tickets to live screenings with filmmaker Q+As are $12 and virtual screenings are $9.
Go to www.buffalofilm.org for passes and enjoy the films!