Incorrect release date

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The Upside should be 2019, not 2017
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According to the film's Release Info page, the film was shown at film festivals in 2017 prior to the film's major release to the general public in 2019. 
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I say it's still wrong. The date should be the same as it was released to the public.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Policy at IMDb is the festival dates release.
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IMDb Help Center:
Release Dates (Guidelines and FAQs)
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Well, then the policy is wrong. When someone in 10 years looks back at the movie on IMDB, they will think it was released 2 years before it was actually released. 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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When someone in 10 years looks back at the movie on IMDB, they will know it was released at a festival 2 years before it was actually released. They'll know that IMDb has accurate records.
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As of this time, IMDb more than likely cannot accommodate a mechanism that—as matter of uniform rule/formula—displays a "primary" release date other than the very first one or which automatically excludes festival releases, the matter of exclusion being something that would have to vary among the festival organizations based upon their individual styles of constructing relatively "public" audiences. So, as it stands, the festival releases are unilaterally considered public releases and in a way no different from wide releases (be them province-wide, country-wide, world-wide etc).