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Thursday, September 15
 

6:15pm

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within - Oscilloscope Circle of Trust Opening Night
Limited Capacity seats available

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Buffalo Film Society presents Oscilloscope Circle of Trust Screening Series.

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

Cinema Soiree: The first of a year-long series of 12 films with prizes, giveaways, discussions, music, food & drink. 

Documentary

87 minutes

2010

Directed by: Yony Leyser
http://www.williamsburroughsthemovie.com/ 

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a feature-length independent documentary by Chicago Director Yony Leyser, in collaboration with BulletProof Film, Inc. 


The film features never before seen footage of William S. Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues including John Waters, Genesis P-Orridge, Laurie Anderson, Peter Weller, David Cronenberg, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Sonic Youth, Anne Waldman, Hal Willner, James Grauerholz, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, V. Vale, Diane DiPrima, with narration by actor Peter Weller and soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.

The film investigates the life of legendary beat author and American icon, William S. Burroughs. Born the heir of the Burroughs’ adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the repercussions of neglecting his son. His novel, Naked Lunch, was one of the last books to be banned by the U.S. government. Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer testified on behalf of the book. The courts eventually overturned their decision in 1966, ruling that the book had important socialvalue. It remains one of the most recognized literary works of the 20th century.

William Burroughs was one of the first to cross the dangerous boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s, and write about his experiences. Eventually he was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come. However, his friends were left wondering, did William ever find happiness? This extremely personal documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. 


Speakers
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Founded 2009 // Niagara Falls Film Society, Founded 2010 // Buffalo-Niagara Film Society, founded 2010



Thursday September 15, 2011 6:15pm - 9:15pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Friday, October 7
 

5:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Preview Night Reception

A pre-screening reception on the Preview Night for 5th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival


http://www.buffalofilmfest.com

Friday October 7, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Various Venues throughout Western New York TBA

7:00pm

Pre-Opening Gala: A Tribute to Sidney Lumet: Strip Search with Screenwriter Tom Fontana in Person

The 5th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival will run on various dates between October 7, 2011 - October 24, 2011. It will coordinate with the National Preservation Conference in Buffalo, NY which runs from October 18-27, 2011.

http://www.BuffaloFilmFest.com 


Speakers
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.

Sponsors

Friday October 7, 2011 7:00pm - Sunday October 23, 2011 9:00pm
The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. Buffalo State Teachers College 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

9:00pm

 
Tuesday, October 11
 

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture
Limited Capacity seats available

Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture marks the first time that the life and career of Louis Sullivan has been brought to the screen. Aside from several films that presented certain parts of Sullivan’s career such as his skyscrapers and banks, there has never been an in-depth exploration of him as an artist and what he tried so hard to do for American architecture.

After months of research that began in early 2007, director Mark Richard Smith began traveling throughout the Midwest and East Coast to view first hand most of Sullivan’s surviving works. The experience shaped his commitment to presenting as vividly as possible the stirring, profound beauty of Louis Sullivan’s architecture.

But this film aspires to present a lot more than just great photography. Sullivan’s quixotic belief in the unbreakable connection between social values and architecture is closely examined, as are the cultural forces at work at the end of the nineteenth century that made it impossible for Sullivan’s aesthetic to take root in the American consciousness. The film presents him as an artist who never felt completely comfortable in either the vanishing world of nineteenth-century romanticism or the unsentimental and mechanized one of the twentieth century. Yet he understood both like no other artist of the period. Out of this conflict came incomparable works of architecture that vividly captured the end of one age and the dawn of another.

And just as important, the film looks at how Louis Sullivan’s genius exerted such a tremendous influence on the development of the most famous architect who ever lived, Frank Lloyd Wright.

 



Tuesday October 11, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:15pm

BIFF 2011 - Make No Little Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday October 11, 2011 9:15pm - 11:15pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Thursday, October 13
 

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Kumpania
Limited Capacity seats available

Kumpania
The mysterious pull of an old Spanish Gypsy art on contemporary musicians in Los Angeles lies beneath the performance documentary “Kumpania.”  Producer and director Katina Dunn will present the World Premiere of her thrilling new documentary on Flamenco dancing, complete with a live demonstration and tapas.


Thursday October 13, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Friday, October 14
 

10:00am

BIFF 2011 - Made in Buffalo Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 14, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Music: Titanics with Mark Lombardo
Limited Capacity seats available

Wonderful musical entertainment by a fine group leading up to the evening screening and accompanied by fine food and drink.


Artists
avatar for Titanics

Titanics

Titanics has been described as acoustic music with "airy undertones and ukrainian/italian folk roots". The music has been compared to artists such as Bon Iver and Beirut. Bio:In 2010, songwriter Mark Lombardo tapped into his ancestry and birthed his debut self proclaimed "Ukrainian folk album" in November of that year. The album entitled '7 More For The Beautiful' recorded in a remote wooded location somewhere in upstate New York, features a... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Opening Night Reception: Music: Titanics with Mark Lombardo
Limited Capacity seats available

Wonderful musical entertainment by a fine group leading up to the evening screening and accompanied by fine food and drink.


Artists
avatar for Titanics

Titanics

Titanics has been described as acoustic music with "airy undertones and ukrainian/italian folk roots". The music has been compared to artists such as Bon Iver and Beirut. Bio:In 2010, songwriter Mark Lombardo tapped into his ancestry and birthed his debut self proclaimed "Ukrainian folk album" in November of that year. The album entitled '7 More For The Beautiful' recorded in a remote wooded location somewhere in upstate New York, features a... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Love and Other Reasons to Panic
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 14, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Opening Night Screening - World Premiere - Troubadour Blues

The Opening Night Film for 5th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival

World Premiere

Troubador Blues

Director and Star Present.


http://www.buffalofilmfest.com

Friday October 14, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Superman of Malegaon
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 14, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:00pm

9:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Mountains of Madness -- plus -- The Call of Cthuhu (Double Bill)
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday, October 14, 2011 9:30

Reception 6:00 PM,  Music by: , Catering by:

Screening begins 9:30PM

The Screening Room

H.P. Lovecraft Double Helping of Horror: Two films for the price of one!

 

JASON AND SUNNI BROCK  Live! In Person! Lovecraft Experts

 

PLUS: WILLIAM F. NOLAN: Author of BURNT OFFERINGS & LOGAN'S RUN!  In Person!

 

 9:30 Mountains of Madness:  The Tiger Lillies

Mountains of Madness

 

Rats, rats, rats, rats, rats, rats, rats, rats, RATS!!!!!

 

Based on the stories of HP Lovecraft, Alexander Hacke, bass player for

the German band Einstürzende Neubauten, and London-based band The

Tiger Lillies, perform a chilling, ghostly musical interpretation of

Lovecraft’s stories.

In this 2005 rock video, Lovecraft’s stories of ancient gods, terror

and lost souls are brought to life in a sometimes humorous, yet

melancholic manner by the artists. The Tiger Lillies' traditional

array of instruments, combined with Alexander Hacke’s electronic sound

compositions give this performance its ghostly ambiance in which an

open-minded audience can immerge itself in the imagination of

Lovecraft.

 

The Call of Cthulhu” is H.P. Lovecraft's most famous story, and the

only story to feature the celebrated monster Cthulhu.

A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents

pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew’s investigation to

understand his grandfather’s fascination with the cult becomes a

crusade of his own as he learns of the dire implications of the

inquiries. As he pieces together the dreadful and disturbing reality

of the twisted knot of fear, madness, nameless cults and horrors the

situation presents, his own sanity begins to dissipate. In the end, he

passes the torch to his psychiatrist, who assumes the Cthulhu crusade.

The film was the Online Viewers Voice Award winner at the Cinequest

Film Festival 18 in San Jose, California in 2008 and has also been an

official selection at international film festivals in Greece, Brazil,

and Italy. Produced by members of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical

Society, it is filmed in the classic 1920s silent movie style which

provides the story with an authentic and spirited interpretation of

Lovecrafts’s most influential tale.

 


 


Friday October 14, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

11:15pm

BIFF 2011 - The Happy Hooker - Unrated Director's Cut -plus- Love Grow on Trees (Double Bill)
Limited Capacity seats available

Xaviera Hollander, ‘The Happy Hooker’: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary

 is a documentary about one of the world's most important sexual icons and co-written by Madame X herself.  The film reveals the woman behind the legend who became the most famous madam of all time with her 1970s best-selling book ‘The Happy Hooker: My Own Story” which cemented her significance in the Feminist Movement and Sexual Revolution of the 1970’s. Interviews with Larry King and commentary from America's foremost sexologists explore Xaviera's rise and fall as a madam to her deportation from the United States and her political significance.

 

The film was awarded the 2008 Best Feature Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and West Hollywood Film Festival and won the 2008 Best Documentary at the Melbourn Underground Film Festival.

 

This is the Unrated Director's Cut

 

This film has not been rated by the MPAA.  EQUIVILENT MPAA RATED R  No Children Admitted

 

 

 

PLUS Selected Short Subjects!

 

 

 



Friday October 14, 2011 11:15pm - Saturday October 15, 2011 1:15am
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Saturday, October 15
 

10:00am

BIFF 2011 - Couch Fest - Short Films from Iceland all in English
Limited Capacity seats available

You ever wonder what it would feel like to kick back on a comfy couch, drink an adult beverage, watch out of the ordinary short films, only to look around knowing no one because you are in a stranger’s house? Welcome to the premise of the Couch Fest Films Festival.

Couch Fest Films was founded by Seattle filmmaker Craig Downing in 2008 with the goal of sharing the love of film and video in an unpretentious environment. Volunteers and hosts are encouraged to create an open and relaxed environment inside houses to allow participants to have the opportunity to interact, share and discover new films with fellow lovers of film.  Host cities have included London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Port Au Prince, Haiti, and New York City.The plethora of over 60 short films will make its way to our home in Buffalo at this year’s film festival.  Stories extend from examining the irony of getting old, English lessons leading to love, to the terror of potty time for children through the art of claymation. Hysterically funny and weird short films from all over the world.



Saturday October 15, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

12:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Logan's Run - Introduced by Author William F. Nolan IN PERSON
Limited Capacity seats available

William F. Nolan, one of America’s most influential science fiction and horror writers, will travel to Buffalo to introduce  “Logan’s Run,” an Academy Award-nominated film based on his novel in Person!

The film stars  Michael York as Logan 5 and is set in an idyllic society in the year 2274.  Inhabitants live in an enclosed dome, where there is little work and humans are free to experience all the pleasures life has to offer.  There is one catch: when you reach 30, you are terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. Some, known as runners, do try to escape their fate and it's the job of a Sandman to track them down and kill them

Logan is such a man and with several years before his own termination date, thinks nothing of the job he does. He is sent on a mission to find a "sanctuary," which is a code- word used by the master computer to describe what is believed to be a place to which runners have been escaping. Logan begins to question the system he serves after he goes on the run with a member of the underground sanctuary, Jessica 6, portrayed by Jenny Agutter.  After seeing for himself that there is life beyond the dome, he is determined to return to the dome to educate the others and to destroy the computer. The film also stars Richard Jordan and Farrah Fawcett.



Saturday October 15, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

3:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Cape No. 7 - Taiwan 100 Years Celebration --plus-- Official State Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

The Screening Room
Saturday, October 15,2011 3 PM
Catered Reception 5 PM
Taiwan 100 Years CelebrationFilm 1 of 2Official Reception Sponsored by the Republic of Taiwan following Screening.

Audiences in Taiwan fell in love with this 2008 film, pushing it to become the second-highest grossing film in their country, second to only Titanic
The story revolves around Aga, a band singer, who returns home to Hengchun, a southern Taiwanese town, with frustration after not finding success in Taipei.  He is forced to become the town’s postman by his step-father, a prominent politician.  One day he comes across an undeliverable piece of mail, letters penned by a teacher in the 1940s to his love expressing his regrets over leaving to go home to Japan.Despite being determined to find the letter’s final destination or rightful owner, he is called upon to be a part of a local warm-up band for a super star beach concert. Little does Aga know, the letters will bring him closer to reconnecting with his love for music and bring him closer to finding a relationship of his own.
The relationship of the townspeople to Hengchun very much resembles that of Western New Yorkers to Buffalo.
Languages: Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, EnglishEnglish Sub-Titles


Saturday October 15, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

4:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Korean Animation Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 15, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

5:00pm

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Andrew Delmonte - Musician

Andrew Delmonte is an up-and-coming folk musician in the Buffalo, NY music scene. His influences include Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Warren Zevon.


http://andrewdelmonte.com/



Saturday October 15, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Sam (WNY Feature)
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 15, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Whisperer in Darkness
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, October 15, 2011  7:00PM

Reception 6:00 PM

Music by: 

Catering by:

Screening begins 7:00 PM

The Screening Room

H.P. Lovecraft's THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS

Plus LIVE: IN PERSON!

Cinematographer: 

Scenic Consultant: 

Lovecraft Experts: Jason and Sunni Brock

and..... WILLIAM F. NOLAN, author Burnt Offerings and Logan's Run

 

Legends of strange creatures lurking in New England woods is brought

 to life, mixing science fiction and horror storytelling techniques, in

this 2011 production of H.P. Lovecraft’s tale “The Whisperer in the

Darkness.”


Folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of possible

alien creatures lurking in the remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry

reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the

legends.  The filmmakers storytelling techniques returns viewers to

the golden age of monster movies for a thrilling adventure of

supernatural horror.


 



Saturday October 15, 2011 7:00pm - 9:15pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - European Shorts Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 15, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:15pm

BIFF 2011: Ackermonster Chronicles: World Premiere, Work-In-Progress

The AckerMonster Chronicles

The story of Famous Monsters' Forrest J. Ackerman

World Premiere: Work-in-Progress

JASON AND SUNNI BROCK  Live! In Person!

PLUS: WILLIAM F. NOLAN: Author of LOGAN'S RUN!  In Person!

This documentary directed and written by Jason V. Brock, a popular

panelist at horror conventions and film festivals, highlights the life

and times of Famous Monsters of Filmland’s former editor, Forrest J.

Ackerman.

Ackerman was the editor and principal writer of the magazine, which

was published in the wake of the widespread success of old horror

movies syndicated to American television in 1957.  He was also noted

to be responsible for coining the term “sci-fi.” The film features

exclusive interviews with Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, Dan

O'Bannon, George Clayton Johnson, John Landis, Joe Dante, and many

others.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jason V Brock

Jason V Brock

Owner, JaSunni Productions, LLC
JASON V BROCK is an award-winning writer, editor, filmmaker, composer, and artist, and has been widely-published online, in comic books, magazines, and anthologies, such as QUALIA NOUS, DISORDERS OF MAGNITUDE (nonfiction collection), SIMULACRUM AND OTHER POSSIBLE REALITIES (fiction/poetry collection), FUNGI, WEIRD FICTION REVIEW, FANGORIA, S. T. Joshi's BLACK WINGS series, and many others. | | He was Art Director/Managing Editor of DARK... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2011 9:15pm - 11:15pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Sunday, October 16
 

12:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Genius on Hold
Limited Capacity seats available

“Genius on Hold" is a documentary film narrated by Frank Langella which recounts the epic story of engineering genius Walter L. Shaw.  His inventions included the speakerphone, conference calling, call forwarding, touch tone dialing, and voice print recognition.  The Bell Companies, one of the largest domestic corporations of his time and a monopoly-controlled telecommunications company, however, would attempt to make certain his revolutionary inventions would never see the light of day.
Shaw's quiet revolution against The Bell Companies helped bring down the telephone monopoly and release the stranglehold it had on American telecommunications for almost 100 years. However, Shaw’s recognition for his achievements still eluded him even after his death, never receiving recognition for his inventions which are used today by billions of people every day.  His story and the documentary attempt to educate how corporate America can profit from someone's inventions, but not share their benefits with the creator.



Sunday October 16, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

3:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Orz Boyz - Taiwan 100 Years Celebration
Limited Capacity seats available

The Screening Room
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3 PM
Catered Reception 5 PM
Taiwan 100 Years Celebration


The Orz Boyz

Liar No. 1 and Liar No. 2 are The Orz Boyz.  They wreak havoc on their peers, playing tricks on classmates, teasing girls, getting into fights with boys, lying to their teachers and to everyone else until they get their way. For their crimes, they are sentenced to repair library books after school.  
There, the boys read wild stories which inspire the most important act planned in their life: to travel to the fairy-tale world Orz where they can live happily ever-after as grown-ups.  However, their desire to make this crazy trip isn’t just one of their typical schemes; rather, an attempt to escape the difficulties and challenges of their respective family situations. Languages: Taiwanese, Chinese, EnglishEnglish Sub-Titles

 


Sunday October 16, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

5:00pm

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Pre-Screening Reception
Artists
avatar for Keith Michaud - Musician

Keith Michaud - Musician

I write songs, I play them for people, and I love what I do. Rock/Pop Record of the Year for Summer Blanket's "American Honey" by the Palm Beach Post 2009 Songwriter of the Year for my solo record "The Sun, Clouded Over" by the City Link in 2008 Summer Blanket, "Charm Wrestling" named "Best Album of the Past 12 Months" by the New Times in 2003 Best Local Songwriter for Summer Blanket's sophomore release "Whisper Louder" by the New... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Pre-Screening Reception
Artists
avatar for Keith Michaud - Musician

Keith Michaud - Musician

I write songs, I play them for people, and I love what I do. Rock/Pop Record of the Year for Summer Blanket's "American Honey" by the Palm Beach Post 2009 Songwriter of the Year for my solo record "The Sun, Clouded Over" by the City Link in 2008 Summer Blanket, "Charm Wrestling" named "Best Album of the Past 12 Months" by the New Times in 2003 Best Local Songwriter for Summer Blanket's sophomore release "Whisper Louder" by the New... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Music: Keith Michaud
Artists
avatar for Keith Michaud - Musician

Keith Michaud - Musician

I write songs, I play them for people, and I love what I do. Rock/Pop Record of the Year for Summer Blanket's "American Honey" by the Palm Beach Post 2009 Songwriter of the Year for my solo record "The Sun, Clouded Over" by the City Link in 2008 Summer Blanket, "Charm Wrestling" named "Best Album of the Past 12 Months" by the New Times in 2003 Best Local Songwriter for Summer Blanket's sophomore release "Whisper Louder" by the New... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Janie Jones - Tribeca Film Festival Tribute
Limited Capacity seats available

Janie Jones, first drew praise following its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.  The story centers on a Janie, portrayed by Abigail Breslin, who is abandoned by her former-groupie mother while she checks into rehab. Janie is left in the irresponsible hands of her drug and booze-addicted rock star father named Ethan, played by Alessandro Nivola.  With no desire for fatherhood, Ethan’s antics on tour take their toll as his band deserts him one by one. Despite his destructive downfall and practically being a stranger to Janie, she uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him to redemption.  



Sunday October 16, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Saberfrog (WNY Feature)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday October 16, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend - Western New York Premiere
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than 30 years, filmmaker Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the musical icon’s first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones was still just a dream.  
When the launch of classic singles like "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the “Burnin'” and "Catch a Fire" albums would launch an international career which would bring the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.  Written and directed by Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy, the film has been an official selection at numerous international film festivals including the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival and the 2011 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival.  It had its American premier this past August at the Tribeca Cinemas in ManhattanThe screening benefits the Caribbean Education Foundation http://www.educatechild.org/


Sunday October 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Monday, October 17
 

5:00pm

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Make Believe: A documentary about Magicians
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday, October 17, 2011 7PM

Reception 6:00 PM

Music by:

Catering by:

Screening begins 7:00PM

The Screening Room

Make Believe

 Make Believe is a documentary which follows six teenagers on their

quest to perfect their extraordinary skill of magic at the World Magic

Seminar in Las Vegas. Their desire is to be crowned the Teen World

Champion by Master Magician Lance Burton.  The teenagers are dedicated

to their craft, vigorously training and competing. Off stage, the

teenagers endure the obstacles of adolescence and the difficulties of

being an outsider, despite their talent.

The winner of the Best Documentary at the 2010 Los Angeles Film

Festival and Audience Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival, and

Official Selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival,

“Make Believe” balances humor and sensitivity in its storytelling as

viewers come to understand that each magician may be a teenager, but

also holds a dream to be larger than life, to excel at a craft which

lives to stupefy audiences worldwide.

 

 



Monday October 17, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Superman of Malegaon
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday October 17, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Orphans of Apollo
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday October 17, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

5:00pm

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Cultures of Resistance
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmaker Iara Lee began a journey on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003
to better understand a world in turmoil.  After several years and
meeting citizens on five continents, she encountered numerous stories
of those who were fostering change. Their stories are told in
Cultures of Resistance. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became
tools in fighting government repression to Palestinian refugee camps
in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to
those rarely heard, the documentary is a celebration of cultural
diversity, and how art and creativity can be the ammunition for peace.



Tuesday October 18, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Essential Killing starring Vincent Gallo - Western New York Premiere
Limited Capacity seats available

A Taliban member, portrayed by Buffalo's own Vincent Gallo, is taken hostage in Afghanistan after being accused of killing three American soldiers.  He is transferred to Europe for interrogation, but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know.  Audiences are jolted into his frantic attempt to escape recapture and survive in the hostile, arctic wilderness.  The film not only is an examination of man versus nature, but an exploration of the consequences we face in our current political arena.

The film, which won the 2010 Venice Film Festival Grand Special Jury Prize, was directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.  Gallo was also the recipient of the Best Actor award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of Mohammed in the film.  


Tuesday October 18, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

5:00pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

BIFF 2011: Pre-Screening Reception: House on Haunted Hill - Music: Wanted by the FBI
Limited Capacity seats available

Wonderful musical entertainment by a fine group leading up to the evening screening and accompanied by fine food and drink.


Artists
avatar for Wanted by the FBI - Phil Salmone, Brian,

Wanted by the FBI - Phil Salmone, Brian,

BiographyWanted by the FBIWanted by the FBI is a Rockin’ Blues band based in Lockport, New York. The three members of the current line-up have been playing together extensively for the past 25 years and were all members of the award winning (1988 Best Classic Rock Band) Buffalo based band Kixx, which played throughout Western New York and Pennsylvania during the late 80's and early 90's. From 1986 till 1992, Kixx gained popularity performing... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 19, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - eCupid -- plus -- Go Go Reject (Double Bill) - PFlag Benefit Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Screening Room
6:00 Reception
7:00 ScreeningOne dollar from every ticket will be donated to PFLAG (Buffalo/Niagara Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays)
Feature: eCupidShort Subject: Go Go Reject

Inspired by classic 1980s films like "Splash" and "Big,” “eCupid”
revolves around Marshall, a cocky young ad man working at a dead-end
job, whose seven year relationship with his boyfriend has become too
comfortable. On top of that, he's turning 30. Desperate for a new
life, he goes looking for it online, where he comes upon a mysterious
app called “eCupid” that guarantees to find true love. From the moment
he downloads it, “eCupid” scans every inch of Marshall’s online world
and instantly turns his life upside down. With the help of a wise and
mysterious waitress played by Morgan Fairchild, Marshall is given one
last chance to listen to his heart and figure out what (and who) is
really important.

Playing with “eCupid” is the short film “Go Go Reject,” directed by
and starring Heath Daniels. Wholesome and eternally optimistic Daniel
Ferguson (Daniels) yearns to leave his job at Yogurt World and fulfill
his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go
dancing. “Go Go Reject” has been a real crowd pleaser at several 2011
film festivals, winning the audience award for best short at the New
York, Tampa, and Miami LGBT Film Festivals.

One dollar from every ticket will be donated to PFLAG (Buffalo/Niagara Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays)



Wednesday October 19, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:30pm

BIFF 2011: House on Haunted Hill with EMERGO!

Admission: $5.00 Adults

Buffalo Film Society, Seniors, Students 4.00

Kids 12-16 $4.00

(not recommended for very young children)

Rated PG-13


Speakers
avatar for The Skeleton

The Skeleton

Inviting people to take a bath in my acid vat.  I just can't stand folks who are fleshier than I am! Time to lose weight, y'all.

Sponsors
avatar for Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Founded 2009 // Niagara Falls Film Society, Founded 2010 // Buffalo-Niagara Film Society, founded 2010



Wednesday October 19, 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture
Limited Capacity seats available

Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture marks the first time that the life and career of Louis Sullivan has been brought to the screen. Aside from several films that presented certain parts of Sullivan’s career such as his skyscrapers and banks, there has never been an in-depth exploration of him as an artist and what he tried so hard to do for American architecture.

After months of research that began in early 2007, director Mark Richard Smith began traveling throughout the Midwest and East Coast to view first hand most of Sullivan’s surviving works. The experience shaped his commitment to presenting as vividly as possible the stirring, profound beauty of Louis Sullivan’s architecture. 

But this film aspires to present a lot more than just great photography. Sullivan’s quixotic belief in the unbreakable connection between social values and architecture is closely examined, as are the cultural forces at work at the end of the nineteenth century that made it impossible for Sullivan’s aesthetic to take root in the American consciousness. The film presents him as an artist who never felt completely comfortable in either the vanishing world of nineteenth-century romanticism or the unsentimental and mechanized one of the twentieth century. Yet he understood both like no other artist of the period. Out of this conflict came incomparable works of architecture that vividly captured the end of one age and the dawn of another.

And just as important, the film looks at how Louis Sullivan’s genius exerted such a tremendous influence on the development of the most famous architect who ever lived, Frank Lloyd Wright.

 



Wednesday October 19, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:30pm

BIFF 2011: House on Haunted Hill - Post Screening Party

Can you scare your friends to death?

Dress in your most frightening Halloween costume and PARTY!

Scary Movie!  William Castle's "Monsterpiece" House on Haunted Hill" with EMERGO! Can you stand the shock?

Great Music!

Yummy Halloween Treats!

Best Costume Contest with PRIZES!


Speakers
avatar for The Skeleton

The Skeleton

Inviting people to take a bath in my acid vat.  I just can't stand folks who are fleshier than I am! Time to lose weight, y'all.

Sponsors
avatar for Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Founded 2009 // Niagara Falls Film Society, Founded 2010 // Buffalo-Niagara Film Society, founded 2010


Wednesday October 19, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
A Fine Restaurant in Lancaster, NY near the Lancaster Opera House
 
Thursday, October 20
 

5:00pm

6:30pm

BIFF 2011: Music: Honest Penny with Joe Petri, Jackie Rankin - Musicians
Artists
avatar for Honest Penny

Honest Penny

"Honest Penny" is a Buffalo, NY based folk music duoShort bio:Honest Penny is a Buffalo based alt-folk duo featuring Jackie Rankin on vocals and Joe Petri on guitar. The duo formed in 2010 and bonded around a passion for modern folk rock songwriters such as Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile. Jackie and Joe's driving and melodic songwriting draws from their varied musical interests ranging from Bonnie Raitt, the Dead, Dixie Chicks and Rodrigo y... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2011 6:30pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Oscilloscope Circle of Trust #2: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

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Documentary, 2011, 85 Minutes, United States

  • Sundance Film Festival -- Winner, Documentary Editing Award

  • Dallas Film Festival -- Winner, Environmental Visions Award

  • Nashville Film Festival -- Winner, Best Documentary 

WEBSITE

http://ifatreefallsfilm.com/

SYNOPSIS

On December 7th, 2005, federal agents conducted a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front — an organization the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”  

IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT is the remarkable story of the group's rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan.  Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF.  Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews — with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them — IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism. 

About the Director

Marshall Curry got his start shooting, directing, and editing the documentary, STREET
FIGHT, which followed Cory Booker's first run for mayor of Newark, NJ and was nominated 
for an Academy Award and an Emmy.

The critically praised film was called "extraordinary" by David Denby (The New Yorker), "vastly entertaining" by John Anderson (Variety), and "filmmaking of the first order" by
Scott Foundas (L.A. Weekly).

After STREET FIGHT, Curry was the Director and Producer, as well as one of the
Directors of Photography and Editors of the feature documentary, RACING DREAMS.
RACING DREAMS follows two boys and a girl who dream of one day racing in
NASCAR, and the film won numerous awards including the 2009 Tribeca Film Festiva
Award for Best Documentary. RACING DREAMS was called "The best movie of the year," 
by Scott Feinberg (The L.A. Times – "The Envelope") and "Absorbing… one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little longer, " by Stephen Holden 
(NewYork Times).

Dreamworks is currently adapting RACING DREAMS for a fictional remake.

Both STREET FIGHT and RACING DREAMS are included in the top 30 of Rotten Tomatoes' list of Best Reviewed Documentaries.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Founded 2009 // Niagara Falls Film Society, Founded 2010 // Buffalo-Niagara Film Society, founded 2010



Thursday October 20, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Jimmy and Johnny (Stewart and Carson): The Making of an Emmy-Award Winning Television Show WORLD PREMIERE
Limited Capacity seats available

An evening of Celebrity Fun and Secrets.

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of an award winning Jimmy Stewart documentary narrated by Johnny Carson with rare, never-before-seen footage.

The Fred Astaire / Katherine Hepburn presentation which had its world premiere at the 3rd Annual Buffalo International Film Festival was invited for this years' Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood!

For more than two decades, starting with their award-winning profile of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley have documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends. In doing so, they have established a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits have rolled. Their productions includeFred Astaire: Puttin’ on His Top Hat (1980), Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (1980), The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)and Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993), among many others. In this special event, Kramer and Heeley will illustrate their stories about Jimmy Stewart and Johnny Carson with fascinating behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and a special surprise for Cary Grant buffs.

Tickets:

Adult $10.00

Buffalo Film Society $8.00

Seniors, Students $8.00

Children 14 and under $5.00


http://www.ticketderby.com/event/jimmy-and-johnny-stewart-carson-how-to-win-an-emmy-id-5099

Speakers
avatar for David Heeley

David Heeley

David Heeley was born in England, graduated from Oxford University, and began his career at the BBC in London, where he directed LATE NIGHT LINE UP, HOW IT IS (both broadcast live), and MUSIC NOW.  He moved to New York in 1969 and is now a citizen of the USA.
avatar for Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer, born in Chicago, was a ballet dancer and assistant choreographer before her career in film and television. She was a talent co-ordinator for ABC’s THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, associate producer for a CBS CANDID CAMERA SPECIAL, and wrote several PBSLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER programs, hosted by Robert MacNeil.

Sponsors

Thursday October 20, 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086

9:15pm

BIFF 2011 - Black Eve - United States Premiere
Limited Capacity seats available

Fusion Films Entertainment is proud and very happy to announce the completion of their second feature film.Black Eve, which will have its American premiere at the Buffalo International Film Festival on October 20th, and its Canadian premiere in Toronto at the Toronto Underground Theatre (186 Spadina Ave.) at 5:30pm on October 30th, was shot over a period of 6 days in an abandoned part of a mall. 

It was written and directed by award winning director Ryan Andrews and produced by the award winning producing duo Neil Green and Robert Sweet.

"The West Jefferson Mall is closed down and set to be demolished. The department store was the sight of a grizzly murder/suicide years before and now... it's the perfect location for a wicked Halloween party. Two floors, fifty thousand square feet, loud music, booze, sexy Halloween costumes. And one uninvited guest. It's one hell of a night and by morning the only survivor, a woman with psychic abilities, is pinned in a cat and mouse game with the killer, running from room to room and using her powers to retrace the final steps of the other guests."

Veronika London, Eva James and Peter Jackson star alongside Neil Green - known only in the film as "The Man", a sadistic killer who is picking off all the kids at the Halloween party.


Thursday October 20, 2011 9:15pm - 11:15pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:30pm

BIFF 2011: Jimmy and Johnny (Stewart and Carson): Post Screening Party
Limited Capacity seats available

VENUE FOR PARTY TBA

LANCASTER MAIN STREET

 

An evening of Celebrity Fun and Secrets.

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of an award winning Jimmy Stewart documentary narrated by Johnny Carson with rare, never-before-seen footage.

The Fred Astaire / Katherine Hepburn presentation which had its world premiere at the 3rd Annual Buffalo International Film Festival was invited for this years' Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood!

For more than two decades, starting with their award-winning profile of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley have documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends. In doing so, they have established a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits have rolled. Their productions includeFred Astaire: Puttin’ on His Top Hat (1980), Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (1980), The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)and Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993), among many others. In this special event, Kramer and Heeley will illustrate their stories about Jimmy Stewart and Johnny Carson with fascinating behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and a special surprise for Cary Grant buffs.

Tickets:

Adult $10.00

Buffalo Film Society $8.00

Seniors, Students $8.00

Children 14 and under $5.00


http://www.ticketderby.com/event/jimmy-and-johnny-stewart-carson-how-to-win-an-emmy-id-5099

Speakers
avatar for David Heeley

David Heeley

David Heeley was born in England, graduated from Oxford University, and began his career at the BBC in London, where he directed LATE NIGHT LINE UP, HOW IT IS (both broadcast live), and MUSIC NOW.  He moved to New York in 1969 and is now a citizen of the USA.
avatar for Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer, born in Chicago, was a ballet dancer and assistant choreographer before her career in film and television. She was a talent co-ordinator for ABC’s THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, associate producer for a CBS CANDID CAMERA SPECIAL, and wrote several PBSLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER programs, hosted by Robert MacNeil.

Sponsors

Thursday October 20, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
A Fine Restaurant in Lancaster, NY near the Lancaster Opera House
 
Friday, October 21
 

10:00am

BIFF 2011 - NYU Student Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 21, 2011 10:00am - 12:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

12:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Films Made in Buffalo Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 21, 2011 12:30pm - 3:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

5:00pm

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Films of Fury
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 21, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Henry's Future (WNY Feature)
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 21, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Shock Corridor
Limited Capacity seats available


Friday October 21, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

9:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Swimming Upstream (WNY Feature)
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 21, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Saturday, October 22
 

10:00am

BIFF 2011 - Meet The Pros Filmmaker Workshop: David Heeley & Joan Kramer, Emmy Award winning Hollywood Documentaries

Meet the Pros

Filmmaker Workshops

David Heely & Joan Kramer

Six-time Emmy Award Winning Producer / Director

David Heeley and Joan Kramer have made more than a dozen documentaries about major Hollywood Stars including Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, John Garfield, Erroll Flynn and many more.

How to make an Emmy-Award Winning Documentary!
(Well, how to TRY to make one).

  • Production Secrets
  • Production Problems
  • Distribution
  • Financing

Q&A with Filmmakers after the presentation

Joan Kramer, a former Ballet Dancer and Staff for the Dick Cavett show produced the Hollywood Documentaries with Mr. Heeley.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for David Heeley

David Heeley

David Heeley was born in England, graduated from Oxford University, and began his career at the BBC in London, where he directed LATE NIGHT LINE UP, HOW IT IS (both broadcast live), and MUSIC NOW.  He moved to New York in 1969 and is now a citizen of the USA.
avatar for Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer, born in Chicago, was a ballet dancer and assistant choreographer before her career in film and television. She was a talent co-ordinator for ABC’s THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, associate producer for a CBS CANDID CAMERA SPECIAL, and wrote several PBSLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER programs, hosted by Robert MacNeil.
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.


Saturday October 22, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

12:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Flatland - Introduced by Filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger Jr. IN PERSON
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 22, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

1:00pm

BIFF 2011: Vitascope Theater: 115th Birthday Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Come celebrate the 115th Birthday of The World's First Purpose-Built, Permanent Movie Theater: The Edison Vitascope Theater. It ws opened on October 19, 1896 by Mitchel and Moe Mark of Buffalo, NY who went on to open the world's first Movie Palace in New York City in 1914 and to own one of the largest chains of movie theaters in early motion picture history.

History, Q&A, Birthday Cake.


Come sing Happy Birthday


Speakers
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.

Artists
Sponsors
avatar for Ellicott Development

Ellicott Development

Ellicott Development specializes in hotel construction, commercial real estate development and apartment management in Buffalo, NY.


Saturday October 22, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellicott Square Building - Main Lobby 295 Main St., Buffalo, New York 14203

3:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Edison's Frankenstein
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
FC

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr.

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. is a 60 year old artist and writer from Hagerstown, MD, who has won many awards for his drawings and paintings and has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally. In 1978 Wiebel created a bust of ‘20s jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke for Davenport, IA and was given the key to the city by the mayor at their annual Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. Recently he has turned his attention to writing and continues to produce... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

4:00pm

BIFF 2011 - American Grindhouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
RM

Ric Meyers

I started acting professionally at eight, directing plays by thirteen, had my first comic book script and magazine article published when I was twenty, saw my first non-fiction book published when I was twenty-two, and finished my first published novel at twenty-three. Since then I’ve been assistant editing Atlas Comics, contributing to the best-selling Destroyer paperback series (which inspired the Remo Williams movie), associate editing... Read More →



Saturday October 22, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

4:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Short Films from India
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 22, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

5:00pm

6:30pm

BIFF 2011: Pre-Screening Reception: Music:Adam Giancarlo
Artists
avatar for Adam Giancarlo

Adam Giancarlo

Biography | I am 29 years old and I have been playing music for about 22 of those years.  I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and I still live there.  At age seven I started taking piano lessons until age ten when I started drum lessons from Gary Rutkowski at Community Music School.  I played drums and percussion in the grade school band at Bennett Park Montessori School and then the concert band and swing choir at St... Read More →



Saturday October 22, 2011 6:30pm - 7:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Gallants
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
RM

Ric Meyers

I started acting professionally at eight, directing plays by thirteen, had my first comic book script and magazine article published when I was twenty, saw my first non-fiction book published when I was twenty-two, and finished my first published novel at twenty-three. Since then I’ve been assistant editing Atlas Comics, contributing to the best-selling Destroyer paperback series (which inspired the Remo Williams movie), associate editing... Read More →
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.


Saturday October 22, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

7:00pm

BIFF 2011 - The Experience -- plus -- Bad Fish (Double Bill) WNY Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 22, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

9:15pm

BIFF 2011 - Hive Mind - Introduced by Filmmaker Ladd Ehinger Jr. IN PERSON
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 22, 2011 9:15pm - 11:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Sunday, October 23
 

12:30pm

BIFF 2011 - A Tribute to Milton Rogovin
Limited Capacity seats available

A Tribute to Milton Rogovin:  4 Rare Films

 Films:

 1. Be Filed With the Spirit: Storefront Churches:   RT 8min, 46 sec. 2011   Photographs by Milton Rogovin, Mark Rogovin   director, Sharon Karp editor, music from the 1957 recording, Urban Holiness Service: Elder Charles D. Beck of Folkways Records (c) Smithsonian Recordings, , also includes the words of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois

 

Be Filled With the Spirit is a dynamic look into the traditions of the black storefront churches as photographed by noted photographer Milton Rogovin. Encouraged by noted African-American sociologist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Rogovin photographed the churches for three years. The images are filled with the movement and expression of worship. With music and preaching recorded at the services, the energy of Rogovin's photographs come to life.

 

2. Milton Rogovin: the Forgotten Ones,  RT 11 min. 31 sec., 2002   Harvey Wang filmmaker, Winner of Tribeca Film Festival for short documentaries 

Milton Rogovin: the Forgotten Ones follows Anne and Milton Rogovin during the completion of the Lower West Side photographic  series. This series began in 1972 and the Rogovin's went back to the LWS in the early 80s, 90s and again between 2000-2002. The films shows the close friendship the Rogovin's had between themselves and the community.

 

3.Picture Man: the Poetry of Photographer Milton Rogovin,   RT 19 min, 35 sec. 2009  Mark Rogovin director, Isadore Bleckman filmmaker , Sheera Bleckman original editing, Mark Dvorak music.

At age 87, Milton Rogovin was encouraged by his wife Anne to write poems about many of his most meaningful photographs. Picture Man shows the intricate linking of Rogovin's  poems and photographs  that gave Milton a chance to express both his serious and humorous thinking about his photography.

 

4. Rear Window: Images of Atlantis (series): The Photography of Milton Rogovin,  RT  38 min.1992   Tariq Ali producer, Channel 4 British TV, Peter Wollen director  The Photography of Milton Rogovin highlights Buffalo and Lackawanna's steel industry from Rogovin's Working People series and the Lower West Side series. Also there is interviewing of Scottish miners, some photographed in Rogovin's ten nation's, Family of Miners series. This is a gritty film  produced for British public television. This is the only film on Rogovin that goes into the steel mills

 

 

 

 

Advance tickets are DISCOUNTED.

 



Sunday October 23, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

3:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Edison's Frankenstein
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
FC

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr.

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. is a 60 year old artist and writer from Hagerstown, MD, who has won many awards for his drawings and paintings and has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally. In 1978 Wiebel created a bust of ‘20s jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke for Davenport, IA and was given the key to the city by the mayor at their annual Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. Recently he has turned his attention to writing and continues to produce... Read More →



Sunday October 23, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

4:00pm

BIFF 2011 - For The Love of Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday October 23, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

4:00pm

BIFF 2011 - Western New York Short Film Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday October 23, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Screens 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

6:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Closing Night - ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS
Limited Capacity seats available

A recent surprise hit in France, the delectable comedy Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places), an unemployed but gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents. Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. When Jean-René hires Angélique as the new sales associate, the two nervous Nellies must face their deepest fears. With the chocolate business hanging in the balance, they are forced to fess up to their hidden sweet affections for each other. 

Co-screenwriters Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband have prepared a deliciously witty script filled with rich characters that are packed with honesty and humor. Director Améris teases out the fairy-tale quality of this timid romance while grounding the film's charm and spirit firmly in its lovable and authentic protagonists and their quest for emotional freedom. Carré and Poelvoorde give nuanced and hilarious performances and radiate on-screen chemistry.

--Genna Terranova

 


Sunday October 23, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

8:30pm

BIFF 2011 - Closing Night Party and Award Announcements

The Closing Night Party for 5th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival.

Winners of determined awards will be announced at this party.


http://www.buffalofilmfest.com

 
Thursday, November 3
 

7:00pm

Buffalo Film Society presents: Asbury Shorts: The New York Shorts Concert
Limited Capacity seats available

 Asbury Features “Best of the U.S. Festivals”

The Best of the U.S. is a touring exhibition of award-winning short films specially selected from major United States film festivals!

The program features short films that have won Academy Awards or Best Shorts Awards from such festivals as Sundance, Chicago International Film Festival, Aspen Shorts Festival and South by Southwest.

Asbury’s purpose is to present these incredible film shorts to the general public in a real theater format. It’s a unique experience because most people rarely get the opportunity to see independent short films, never mind the cream of the crop that is the Best of the U.S. Festivals.

To learn about upcoming dates of the tour, please visit our events page.

http://asburyshortsnyc.com/


http://asburyshortsnyc.com/

Speakers
avatar for Doug LeClaire

Doug LeClaire

Director/Founder, Asbury Shorts USA
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Niagara Falls Film

Buffalo Film Society, Founded 2009 // Niagara Falls Film Society, Founded 2010 // Buffalo-Niagara Film Society, founded 2010



Thursday November 3, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Saturday, November 5
 

10:00am

Meet The Pros: Film Maker Workshop: Doug LeClaire, Producer. Producing Short Films

A Two Hour Workshop on Professional Film production from a veteran of high-end advertising shoots.


Speakers
avatar for Doug LeClaire

Doug LeClaire

Director/Founder, Asbury Shorts USA
avatar for Edward Summer

Edward Summer

Executive Director, Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.



Saturday November 5, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226
 
Friday, September 21
 

6:00pm