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WNY onscreen: Recent films shot locally

In addition to “The American Side” and “Dwelling,” recent films shot in Western New York include:

“The Purge: The Island”: The fourth entry in the popular horror series is a prequel set on Staten Island. Shooting locations include the Sinclair apartments on Washington Street. Scheduled for July 2018 release.

“Clover”: This crime drama shot in Buffalo in November 2017. The cast includes Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”), Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”), Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Chazz Palminteri (“A Bronx Tale”). Shooting locations included Elmwood Avenue and Amherst Street. Release date TBA.

“The True Adventures of Wolfboy”: “It” star Jaeden Lieberher and veterans John Turturro and Chloe Sevigny lead this a coming-of-age drama. Shot in Buffalo in September 2017. Release date TBA.

“Cold Brook”: Cheektowaga native and well-known actor William Fichtner shot his directorial debut during the summer of 2017. Shooting locations included the Buffalo History Museum. Release date TBA.

“Stage Fright”: This Lifetime Movie Network thriller starring Jordan Ladd aired in January 2017. Shooting locations included Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Lackawanna and the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.

“Marshall”: The Thurgood Marshall biopic starring Chadwick Boseman and Kate Hudson made its Buffalo debut at the Buffalo International Film Festival, and opened to strong reviews and box office in October 2017. Shooting locations included the Central Terminal and City Hall.

“Malasia”: Buffalo native Mac Cappuccino shot his indie comedy at locations like the North Park Theatre and the Buffalo Arts Studio. Release date TBA.

“S.T.A.R (Space Traveling Alien Reject)”: This sci-fi thriller from Buffalo native Adam R. Steigert is streaming on Amazon Instant Video.

“Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields”: Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos shot his full-length Christmas video album at Nichols School in 2016. It can be streamed on

“A Christmas in Vermont”: “Saturday Night Live” and “Vacation” favorite Chevy Chase starred in this holiday film, which aired on ION Television in November 2016. Shooting locations included the Roycroft in East Aurora and Holiday Valley in Ellicottvile.

“Two for One”: This post-9/11 drama starring Annie Potts and Erika Christensen was primarily filmed in Buffalo. It made its world premiere at the 2016 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.

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