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John Cromwell

Cinecon hopes you haven't heard of these films

Cinecon hopes you haven't heard of these films

The Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is for the hard-core vintage-movie enthusiast who is willing to take a chance on films that haven't been seen in some cases since they were first released.

"I suppose the biggest question I get from would-be attendees is that I haven't heard of any of the films you are running. To which I say that's the point," said film historian and Cinecon President Robert Birchard.

"I would say at least half the schedule this year — and for many years in the past — none of us on the committee have seen. I used to say that no revival theater would go broke if they ran a double bill of 'Citizen...

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