Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival To Screen 110 Films Over 11 Days!
Diverse Programming and Attending Filmmakers Make for a One of a Kind Western New York Film Festival Experience.
Highlights among this year's slate include two documentaries from the festival's Filmmaker of the Year, Adrian Esposito: the Buffalo-Niagara film festival premiere of Diffability Hollywood and the world premiere of Greetings from Tromaville!; the East coast premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's Return to Return to Nuke Em High aka Vol. 2, filmed in Niagara Falls; the New York State premiere of Buckout Road, Matthew Currie Holmes's Canadian film about a legendary haunted road in upstate New York; cult filmmaker Brett Kelly's Countrycide;
Festival co-founders Gregory Lamberson and Chris Scioli have scheduled "A Salute to Fred Olen Ray and Chris Olen Ray," back-to-back screenings of Fred Olen Ray's classic 1988 cult film Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and Chris Ray's recent terror fest Circus Kane. The father and son duo among the most prolific filmmakers in Hollywood, and have played an instrumental role in transforming Buffalo-Niagara into the most active area for film production in the state outside of New York City. The Rays will each do a Q&A.
This year the festival expands its weekday matinee selection of foreign films aimed at the Eatsern Hills Cinema's regular arthouse crowd, with the exotic thriller You Go To My Head from Belgium/Australia/
Other foreign films at Buffalo Dreams embrace the dark side, like the revenge thriller Offensive and the sensory horror film The Darkest, both from France. Montrak, a vampire/action film having its US premiere, and the action film One Shot Left, are both from Germany. The festival's final stretch at the Screening Room includes a day of Canadian horror films (the anthology 3 Dead Trick or Treaters, the wilderness slasher film The Lone Paddler, and the psychological thriller Art of Obsession). The closing day is comprised of four outstanding features from the UK: the animated paranormal docudrama Borley Rectory; the dark fantasy The Gatehouse; the supernatural thriller Charismata; and Dogged, a feature film derived from a proof of concept short which screened at the festival last year. Filmmakers from many of these selections will attend, creating a truly international film going experience.
Buffalo Dreams Family Film Festival presents two blocks of programming, Saturday Nov. 4th and Sunday Nov. 5thm at 11:30 am. On Saturday, writer Chris Parish (The King of Queens) presents Thrill Ride, a family adventure ala The Goonies based on stories written by his son. The musical fantasy Princess Sparkly Butt and the Hotdog Kid screens on Sunday Nov. 5th. Both films will be preceded by shorts, some of them produced by young students. All seats for the family films are only $5.
Other World Premieres include the comedy 666 PM, from the team behind last year's Massacre on Aisle 12, and the locally produced drama Good Times Never Come.
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
11 Days, 110 Films
Feature Film Premiere Status
World Premieres (5)
US Premieres (5)
East Coast Premieres (3)
New York State Premieres (10)
Western New York Premiers (3)
Buffalo-Niagara Premieres (4)
Film Festival Premieres ( 2 )