NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Inaugural Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival takes over Mauch Chunk Opera House June 8-11

Inaugural Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival takes over Mauch Chunk Opera House June 8-11

From a press release: Head organizer Todd Morris of Jim Thorpe has announced the birth of the first annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, premiering Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. The JTIFF channels the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires, welcoming the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

While we still don’t have a trailer for the anticipated comedic drama “The Polka King,” which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend (and convicted con man) Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski, coverage of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22 has given us many more details […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Back in March, we reported that comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black was cast as Pennsylvania polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski in an upcoming film based on the locally produced documentary “The Man Who Would Be Polka King.” Now the Sundance Institute has announced that “The Polka King,” which Black is also producing, will have […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Satirical short film ‘Scary Floating Thing’ makes election season even more ridiculous

Election season is almost over, but if you need something to help you survive the next few weeks, the funny and creative guys behind Big Idea Photo and Video Productions in Scranton have you covered. Months before the inaugural Belin Film Festival, which ran this past weekend at the Waverly Community House, the Dietrich Theater […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces film screenings of ‘Spaceballs,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rocky Horror,’ and more

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces film screenings of ‘Spaceballs,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rocky Horror,’ and more

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced more film screenings, including an addition to this summer’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series, and Splatterday II, this year’s Halloween film festival. “Tale of Tales” has been added to the W. Curtis Montz Film Series, playing on Wednesday, Sept. […]

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NEPA Horror Film Festival expands with celebrity guests, vendors, and more in Scranton on Oct. 8

NEPA Horror Film Festival expands with celebrity guests, vendors, and more in Scranton on Oct. 8

From a press release: It has been announced that the NEPA Horror Film Festival will present “13 Short Films 2” on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton, expanding the event this year to include celebrity guests, Q&A panels, vendors, and even stand-up comedy. The night will begin with a meet and greet […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival accepting original short films for 2016 festival, due May 1

Scranton Fringe Festival accepting original short films for 2016 festival, due May 1

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival, which will be held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton on Sept. 29-Oct. 2, is introducing a curated short film series as part of the 2016 festival – unique, engaging, and diverse films are encouraged to submit. The films will be screened multiple times throughout the festival […]

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The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3

The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that the W. Curtis Montz Film Series will present a “Star Wars” Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3. It is a period of “Stars Wars” excitement! After enjoying “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” fans can now look forward to […]