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WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

From a press release: WVIA will premiere the original documentary film “A Call to CARE” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. “A Call to CARE” is a one-hour film produced by WVIA that explores the Court-Assisted Re-Entry Program, an effort to help individuals released from prison with a moderate-to-high risk of recidivism […]

 Rich Howells

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Joe Bob Briggs often says, “The drive in will never die,” and today, he is more right than ever before. As the cult film critic, television host, and well-known drive-in supporter prepares to kick off his inaugural Joe Bob’s Jamboree this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, the historic Lehighton venue is celebrating a personal […]

 Rich Howells

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Over the past year, drive-in theaters went from rare relics of a bygone era to essential venues for entertainment and social gatherings, providing safe ways to enjoy movies, live music, graduations, and other events during the pandemic and reminding everyone of the historic and cultural significance of these outdoor venues. How quickly people forget. Yesterday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw document DIY making of ‘Hesitation’ music video

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw document DIY making of ‘Hesitation’ music video

From a press release: Following the release of their new single at the beginning of the month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw has been uploading homemade videos chronicling the fun creative process behind the music video for “Hesitation.” Kingston native Dana Takacs, who compiled the footage into four episodes that are available now, was […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Geisinger hospitals chronicle COVID-19 fight in NEPA in free documentary ‘Five Days in May’

Geisinger hospitals chronicle COVID-19 fight in NEPA in free documentary ‘Five Days in May’

From a press release: Facing down a mysterious, deadly disease, caregivers across Geisinger’s hospitals have grappled with a harrowing inundation of patients battling COVID-19. A new 30-minute documentary, “Five Days in May – Inside the Fight Against COVID-19,” offers a raw, emotional look at the challenges faced by teams across Geisinger during the pandemic’s first […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

From a press release: Jenny Nguyen, a senior Multimedia Communication major at Marywood University in Scranton, was recently awarded first place for her short documentary, “Saigon’s Daughter,” at the 2020 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival. The documentary features the story of Nguyen’s mother, Thao Thi Pham, and her journey from Vietnam to America […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer from Waverly

WVIA wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer from Waverly

From a press release: After being nominated back in August, WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis and Producer/Director John Mikulak have been awarded the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment category for the production of “Mark Jury: Beyond Demons” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

From a press release: WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis and Producer/Director John Mikulak have been nominated by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment category for the production of “Mark Jury: Beyond Demons.” Featured as part […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA reairs local documentary ‘Ubaldo’ May 23-24 after cancellation of Jessup festival

WVIA reairs local documentary ‘Ubaldo’ May 23-24 after cancellation of Jessup festival

From a press release: As the Saint Ubaldo Society in Jessup celebrates La Festa dei Ceri in different ways this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, WVIA-TV will air a special rebroadcast of its award-winning original documentary film “Ubaldo” on Saturday, May 23 at noon and 9 p.m. as well as Sunday, May 24 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Online screening of ‘Vinyl Nation’ documentary benefits indie record stores like Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City

Online screening of ‘Vinyl Nation’ documentary benefits indie record stores like Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City

“Vinyl Nation,” a documentary about the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans, and what this means for America today, was scheduled to premiere in theaters and with some special record store screenings on the weekend of Record Store Day, but that all changed because of the coronavirus pandemic. To help record stores […]

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