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Lewiston Film Festival kicks off Friday night

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Film Festival, planned for next weekend, will feature 13 original films ranging in length from 10 to 118 minutes and covering a wide range of topics, all to be shown at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, 100 Center St.

The movies include shorts, comedies, fantasies, mysteries, documentaries, dramas and a couple of feature films.

Five movies will be shown starting at 7 p.m. Friday opening with “Jack is Pretty,” followed by “The Duel of Wine.” After a short intermission, “Der Alte Mann Und Die Katze” (“The Old Man and the Cat”) will be shown, followed by “Kirschkuchen,” and “Cold Nights Hot Salsa.”

Movies begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and include: “Iroquois Creation Story,” followed by “The Incredible Adventures of Jo Jo.” Following a short intermission, “Mother’s Day” will be shown, with “Pop Up” ending the day’s showings.

The festival resumes at 7 p.m. Saturday, with “Wir Konnten, Wir Solten, Wir Hatten Doch,” (“We Could Have, We Should Have, We Didn’t”) kicking off the evening’s films, followed by “Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story.” After an intermission, “Schattenboxer” will be followed by “Despite the Falling Snow” to wrap up the festival’s offerings.

The film festival is presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

Tickets are $10 per person, per time slot, and may be purchased at: Online purchase is encouraged, as seats are limited, but tickets also can be purchased at the door, depending on availability. For more information, visit

The Barton Hill Hotel and Spa is a co-sponsor and is offering special weekend packages. Visit: In addition, co-sponsor 700 Bistro and Café of Lewiston is offering artisan snacks and beverages. Visit:

This Lewiston event serves as a prelude to the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival’s main event, planned for April 13-17 at the Tonawanda Castle. For tickets, visit:

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