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Buffalo-set debt collection comedy hits cinemas


When the trailer for the comedy Buffaloed dropped in December, three things became clear. First, star Zoey Deutch already has a huge following, and this following was excited to see the Zombieland: Double Tap scene-stealer in a starring role. Second, the trailer made clear that Buffaloed would likely prove to be a winner. And third, one of the latest Buffalo-set features looks to be another local cinema highlight—even though it was mostly shot in Toronto.


Buffalo International Film Festival artistic director John Fink booked director Tanya Wexler’s film for October’s festival, and says he knew it would play especially well with local audiences.


“I had seen Buffaloed at the Tribeca Film Festival and immediately invited the film,” Fink explains. “I knew it was a film Buffalonians would be excited to see. We were fortunate the producers, along with writer Brian Sacca, graciously agreed to show the film at BIFF.”


The film’s distributor, Magnolia Pictures, describes it as the story of a “natural-born hustler and her descent into the unorthodox world of debt collection as a way out of her seemingly dead-end life in Buffalo. … A chance phone call changes everything, and leads her into the lucrative yet complex and shady business of delinquent debt collection.”


Fink calls it a “hilarious character study,” adding that “the movie has a few gentle pokes at the city. I admit we were quite nervous about showing it in Buffalo, but our hometown audience loved it.”


Buffaloed will be released on-demand and in theaters on February 14. Visit magpictures.com/buffaloed for more info.



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