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‘Pit Stop’ at SXSW
When: 1:45 p.m. Thursday
Where: Stateside Theatre (719 Congress Ave.)
Tickets: Tickets available at the theater box office before screening and at AustinTheatre.org/film. Badge and wristband holders have priority access.
More information: SXSW.com/film and AustinTheatre.org/film.