Breaking: A local filmmaking team gains national recognition, and the North Park’s return is almost ready

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There are often very cool film-related things happening in Buffalo, at places like Squeaky Wheel and Hallwalls, and beyond. Here are two to keep an eye on:

 

“Almost Perfect” garners a Best Film nod

Buffalo Rising has the story of a team of local filmmakers nominated for the 2013 National Film Challenge’s Best Film:

“[The worldwide competition] has nominated a local filmmaking team as one of the eighteen films to be eligible for audience voting — a designation that puts the makers one step closer to the winner of Best Film and other juried awards. Buffalo’s Team Reciprocity entered ‘Almost Perfect’ to be represented, which is now eligible to be voted upon as audience favorite. That means that you are now in the driver’s seat… it’s time to vote for your favorite entry.”

Check out the video here. It’s a blast. Bravo!

 

The reborn North Park is coming soon

You will read plenty here and elsewhere about the resurrection of Buffalo’s North Park Theater over the next few months. It’s fantastic news, and we can all help: a fundraiser will be held on December 27; see the North Park site for updates.

I spent many fine evenings at the North Park, and drove by it daily when I lived off of Hertel Avenue. This could be one of 2014’s greatest local film stories.