Media Arts Program

Sunday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF)
October 11–14, 2019

Still from King Bibi. Still from St. Louis Superman (Smriti Mundhra & Sami Khan, 28 min., WNY Premiere) Still from The Garden Left Behind Still from Rendezvous in Chicago. Still from Milton Goes to Work (Alexis Mele, 7 min., World Premiere) Still from Rendezvous in Foosballers.
These listings are only the films screening at Hallwalls. Other locations are the North Park Theatre, Squeaky Wheel, and Burchfield Penney Art Center. A full schedule, festival passes, and individual tickets are available at the BIFF web site.

11:00 a.m.
King Bibi (Dan Shadur, 2019, 87 min., US/Israel, WNY Premiere)
Chronicling Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power and the four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever, Dan Shadur crafts a complex portrait of one of the world's most controversial and influential leaders.

1:00 p.m.
BIFF Shorts: Changemakers (101 minutes total)
Intimate documentary portraits.

3:00 p.m.
The Garden Left Behind (Flavio Alves, 87 minutes, WNY Premiere)
A Mexican trans woman (Carlie Guevara) struggles to make a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City in Flavior Alves's award winning drama. Co-starring Ed Asner and Michael Madsen. Festivals: SXSW (Winner Audience Award), Outfest, Frameline.

with short Welcome to the Ball (Adam Vincent Wright, 5 min., Buffalo Premiere)
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend in this charming, award-winning drama.

5:00 p.m.
Rendezvous in Chicago (Michael Glover Smith, 70 min., WNY Premiere)
Writer/director Michael Glover Smith presents three relationships in the process of life changing transformations—including an impulsive chance encounter, a lifelong commitment, and a break-up. Director Michael Glover Smith will be in attendance.

6:45 p.m.
BIFF Shorts: Students
Narrative, animated and documentary films celebrating emerging voices from around the region.

8:45 p.m.
Foosballers (Joe Heslinga, 2019, 96 min., WNY Premiere)
Joe Heslinga's quirky documentary uncovers a forgotten piece of sports history while it follows six of the best table soccer players in the world as they prepare for the sport's most prestigious event—The Tornado World Championships. Director Joe Heslinga will be in attendance.