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Gina and I just finished entering the schedule data, and there are a few corrections needed that I’m expecting the festival folks to announce tomorrow… so until they’ve had a chance to announce them, and I’ve had a chance to make them here, don’t make any hard scheduling plans! (Also, there were several films whose runtimes on the festival site differed from what’s on the printed schedule - we used the longer times here.)
In case you’ve forgotten, the festival posts schedule changes on their site. My schedule page and the PDF schedule you can print from it both show the as-of time on it; I always update that as-of time when I apply corrections from the Festival site, and usually highlight changes in new announcements here, too.
Update, 2/2 4PM: no updates have appeared on the Festival site yet; I did just correct the theatre for the 2/20 screening of "Arabian Nights: Volume II, The Desolate One" &emdash it's at Cinema 21, not the Whitsell.
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