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Director Jeffrey Garcia, the ‘Kong of Wrong,’ shows latest offense at Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival on April 24

Director Jeffrey Garcia, the ‘Kong of Wrong,’ shows latest offense at Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival on April 24

Controversial comic filmmaker and music video director Jeffrey Garcia of San Marcos, Texas brings his funny and disturbing first feature, “Henrietta and Her Dismal Display of Affection,” to the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday, April 24 at midnight. The boundary-pushing auteur will present his film in person, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival returns to Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 17-18

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival returns to Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 17-18

From a press release: The 2020 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival was canceled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for October, but conditions did not improve enough to safely hold the fourth annual event last year. Now that movie theaters have reopened and the state is easing safety restrictions, organizers are moving forward with a slightly smaller […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

From a press release: The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival has announced that Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne, nationally renowned filmmakers who both grew up in the Scranton area and whose 2020 film projects have direct ties to Scranton, will headline this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 in a variety […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

From a press release: Established and aspiring local filmmakers alike are invited to sign up for the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival’s popular annual event, the Mystery Box Film Challenge. Advance registration for the challenge begins today, Oct. 3, and must be made by Thursday, Oct. 31 by filling out the online form at nepafilmfestival.com. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 19

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 19

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the three films it will show in its seventh annual Halloween film festival, Splatterday IV, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets, which are $3 and $5 per movie, go on sale this Monday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. and will […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton horror comedy ‘Deatherman’ calls for VHS re-release, sequel announcement, and trailer at NEPA Horror Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton horror comedy ‘Deatherman’ calls for VHS re-release, sequel announcement, and trailer at NEPA Horror Film Festival

Much like its undead protagonist, the “Deatherman” is back… in more ways than one. The low-budget horror comedy was shot on tape in Scranton and first released on VHS in 2012, long after the video format’s decline in popularity. That was by design – writer/director Bobby Keller and actor John Kasper, who stars as the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

Following its first guest announcement last month, the NEPA Horror Film Festival is making its second celebrity guest announcement today exclusively on NEPA Scene. “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of this twisted trilogy of cult classic films, Kevin Van Hentenryck, will both appear at the festival when it returns to the Circle […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

From a press release: The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns for its third year with 90 new films, including dozens of Pennsylvania and United States premieres from all over the world, on Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. This years’ films were culled […]

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