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Film festival opens early with benefit premiere of 'Aztec Blood'

A local movie festival has added an extra day of programming to help a filmmaker.

The Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will open a day early, Nov. 5, with a special screening of the U.S. 3-D premiere of "Aztec Blood" (formerly "American Mummy") in the Flix Stadium 10 in Lancaster. The rest of the festival takes place on Nov. 6-12 in the Eastern Hills Cinema.

The "Aztec Blood" screening will help raise medical funds for indie filmmaker Carmine Capobianco ("Psychos in Love," "Galactic Gigolo") who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Admission to the movie is only $2, with festivalgoers asked to make a cash contribution that will go toward the medical fund.

"I worked with Carmine on 'Model Hunger,' which we're also showing, and to know Carmine is to love him," said Buffalo Dreams co-chair Greg Lamberson. "He's an old school, '80s filmmaker like me, he's in a horrible position, and we hope to get a good turnout so we can alleviate some of the financial burden he and his family face."

Horror fans unable to attend Buffalo Dreams are encouraged to make contributions directly to fund.  For more info on Buffalo Dreams, visit


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