Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival opens tonight

Get ready for some red carpet fun at the grand old Mauch Chunk Opera House tonight and the third installment of the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, which runs through Sunday. There’ll be a champagne toast,
hors d’ouevres, an open bar and presentation of the Sundance official selection, Mope.

Channeling the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires, JTIFF challenged 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 filmmakers delivered!

MOPE is the tragic true story of best friends Steve Driver and Tom Dong, two low end porn actors who sought fame but gained infamy. JTIFF Partner PBS39 will co-present and film the Thursday night red carpet event! No one under 18 admitted.

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