Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces 2017 winners

The very first annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival just came to a close and announced their winners for 2017. The exciting 2017 line-up included Erika Stone: Funeral Day by Jon Weinberg, Street Scene by Lars Gerhard, Red by Branko Tomovic, Even Lovers Get the Blues by Laurent Micheli, The Fastest, Most Romantic Love Yet by Shane Butler, Quaker Oaths by Louisiana Kreutz just to name a few. The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival aims to unsettle viewers and upend expectations with movies that "shatter convention and incite spirited debate." Organizer Todd Morris says the festival channels "the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires, welcoming the boldest, most defiant filmmakers." Screening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House were nine feature films and 77 shorts, most of which had premieres. "I've been to a lot of film festivals over the years, from Cannes —...

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