In the third episode, we spoke with Phil Hastings, founder of the SUNYWide Film Festival, about the history of the festival, how it has grown and his video documentation of the praying mantis.
In the second episode we spoke with Josh Adams, assistant professor at SUNY Oswego, about his quest to find a rare movie used in the Steven Spielberg film “Minority Report.”
Buffalo State will host the 8th annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system.
A 17-person committee is set to meet this month to decide where a newly purposed Amtrak train station should be located. There has been much debate about whether Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal could be the site.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 3) we discussed the prospect of a new train station in Buffalo, a false story that went viral about “missing girls” in Washington, D.C. and new equipment for Buffalo State’s BSC-TV.
The Paul Robeson Theatre began its season with a production of “Jitney,” which opened on Sept. 30. The play takes place in 1977 and focuses on gypsy cab drivers in Pittsburgh. It is the seventh in playwright August Wilson’s 10 play cycle, in which each play highlights a particular decade in the African American experience.
Last month it was announced that a new film about Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, would begin production in Buffalo this spring. The list of movies shot in the Buffalo Niagara region includes a number of classic films, such as “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “The Natural,” but more recent films like “The American Side,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Sharknado 2” have also been filmed in the area.