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You may not be able to watch a film inside the North Park Theatre, but you can watch one from home and help support the theater while it is closed during the Covid-19 crisis. Film distributors such as Kino Marquee, Distrib Films, Film Movement and Music Box have made available movies that theaters like the North Park would have

It’s Caturday – all weekend – on Hertel Avenue, where the North Park Theatre is the center of two days of cat-filled activities, movies and the chance to adopt a new friend. The weekend revolves around screenings of this year’s version of the popular “CatVideoFest” and the premiere of the well-regarded Japanese film “The Island of Cats,” along with

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In one of the pivotal scenes in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino) and his right-hand man, Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), are having a meeting in Florida with a Hoffa enemy, Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano (Stephen Graham). Accompanying the latter is Detroit gangster Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone. That actor playing Tony Jack?: It’s Buffalo

The release of Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited gangster drama “The Irishman” is atypical — to put it mildly. Then again, “The Irishman” is no ordinary film. An epic, decades-spanning drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the film tells the story of the brutal and ultimately deadly collision between Jimmy Hoffa and the Mafia. It is somber,

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For his newest movie, filmmaker Peter McGennis (“Buffalo Bushido,” “Queen City”) wanted to focus on the children in Buffalo. So he spent time over five years on “Bubble Girl,” which he made mostly at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center where he followed the same young cast fighting to overcome illness with the help of an imaginary friend. The 60-minute

Folkfaces, 7 p.m. July 11, Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst St.), $12. Local Americana favorites Folkfaces will be celebrating the release of its latest album at the Amherst Street musical landmark. The follow-up to 2017’s genre-sprawling collection “How Long?,” “Fat Ol’ Rat” finds the quartet picking up right where it left off, delivering foot stompin’ cuts of roots music that

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Memorial Day was absolutely gorgeous in Buffalo, which benefited everything from town parades to the beaches, each overflowing with attendance on the first summery day of the year. (Take that, other rainy weekends in May). Even though it’s a shorter-than-usual scope for This Week in Buffalo – just Tuesday through Thursday – plenty of events are packed into those

Is this the most contentious Oscars in recent Academy Awards history? Consider: the Kevin Hart controversy, the quickly reversed decision to not air four awards during the telecast, and nominations for the entertaining but hardly stellar likes of “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” — to say nothing of the short-lived Best Popular Film award. (Remember that?) But there are

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