‘See It Through Buffalo’ to premiere at Buffalo International Film Festival

View from the ground looking up at an architecturally significant building in Buffalo.

Documentary short about university-city partnerships debuted in Venice as part of Time Space Existence exhibition

Release Date: September 28, 2018

Documentary short's WNY premiere is set for 7:15 p.m. Oct. 5 at Buffalo's North Park Theatre.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo is coming home.

“See It Through Buffalo,” the documentary short that has played to hundreds of thousands of visitors in Venice, Italy, since May will premiere in Western New York this week as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival.

The 15-minute documentary produced by Paget Films in association with the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning debuted at Time Space Existence, an exhibition that runs through November and parallel to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

What: Western New York premiere of “See It Through Buffalo”

When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5

Where: North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216

Why: The film will make its local premiere as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 4-8 at screening venues around Buffalo.

Cost: Tickets for this screening are $12 and can be purchased online.

The film will be screened along with “The Rainbow Experiment,” an unrelated film. Additional screenings across Western New York will take place over the next few months.

“See It Through Buffalo” reveals the deep and lasting impacts of university-city partnerships, both in advancing Buffalo’s resurgence and in grounding the future of architectural education. Produced with no dialogue, only a soundtrack, the story unfolds through varied urban landscapes of Buffalo, with glimpses into how UB’s School of Architecture and Planning has engaged the city’s historical and contemporary challenges.

The film was produced by John Paget and directed by Greg Delaney, clinical assistant professor of architecture at UB. Students from UB’s School of Architecture and Planning have been involved throughout the project, from production of the film and Time Space Existence exhibition, to participation in faculty-led workshops in Venice that explored international issues in urbanism through the lens of Buffalo.

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