BIFF returns, with its finest lineup yet

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Many Buffalonians seem unaware that there are several film festivals, of varying size and degrees of quality, held each year in Western New York. Perhaps the most interesting is the Buffalo International Film Festival, a festival that mixes unique documentaries with a few premieres and local-centric works. It kicks off tonight (the fest also screened Sondheim’s “Company” to tie in with September’s Curtain Up! event), and runs through Sunday.

The Buffalo News has a nice article today on the fest, focusing on two films involving animator Richard Williams and his ill-fated “The Thief and the Cobbler.”

Check out the BIFF site for a full schedule.