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The Buffalo-made film noir “The American Side” has its world premiere at 7 p.m. April 22 in the North Park Theatre. The indie mystery, filmed here in 2013, features a tangled plot involving a missing Nikola Tesla design, and has starring roles for iconic local backdrops including the mansion rooms of the Buffalo Club and Kleinhans Music Hall’s curving facade. The film, w…

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The Buffalo-made film noir “The American Side” has its world premiere at 7 p.m. April 22 in the North Park Theatre. The indie mystery, filmed here in 2013, features a tangled plot involving a missing Nikola Tesla design, and has starring roles for iconic local backdrops including the mansion rooms of the Buffalo Club and Kleinhans Music Hall’s curving facade. The film, w…

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