Expect a swell of Buffalo pride at the Market Arcade tonight as “Buffalo Bushido” makes its local premiere at 8:00 PM (see BRO interview). Local filmmaker Peter McGennis will be on hand to introduce his independent feature film that passed through hundreds of local hands and was filmed entirely in Buffalo. “Buffalo Bushido” has been called the best Buffalo film of the past decade and there has not been a film that puts as much of Buffalo on the big screen (and in positive light). It’s a very personal and powerful coming home against the odds piece with deep Buffalo reflection, miles away from Hollywood and formula product.
“Buffalo Bushido” is not a film to miss if you share a love for our city. McGennis surrounds himself with a wonderful, eclectic cast ranging from Jesse L. Martin and John Savage to Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and many Buffalo actors playing supporting roles. One thing for sure, there has never been a filmmaker as committed as McGennis to placing Buffalo on the silver screen. He is currently working on “Queen City” which recently saw Vivica A. Fox come to Buffalo last week to play a jazz singer set in 1980 Buffalo. For now, however, it’s time to celebrate “Buffalo Bushido” and support a local hero who is inspiring our community by honoring Buffalo through his passion for making films.