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Thursday, April 20, 2023

6:00 PM

Mauch Chunk Opera House  |  14 W Broadway Jim Thorpe



Champagne Toast  |  Passed Hors d'oeuvres  |  Cash Bar

Join us on the Red Carpet as Filmmakers and film lovers gather together to celebrate the opening of this year’s festival! 


Set in an otherworldly human existence, scientist Sterling Pierce dedicated his life to the quest for immortality, slowly creating the building blocks of a groundbreaking serum named “Divinity.” Jaxxon Pierce, his son, now controls and manufactures his father’s once-benevolent dream. Society on this barren planet has been entirely perverted by the supremacy of the drug, whose true origins are shrouded in mystery. Two mysterious brothers arrive with a plan to abduct the mogul, and with the help of a seductive woman named Nikita, they will be set on a path hurtling toward true immortality.

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Based in Philadelphia, Lady HD is the fuzz-funk project of multi-instrumentalist Ciaran Wall, who blends his South American roots with old school Philly Funk and garage rock riffs. The latest EP “Chifa” leaves listeners in a whirlwind of disorientation. Sounds of Peruvian rhythms hitting the dancefloor along with the psyched out funk-fuzz riffs leave one in a sonic disorientation. Also, let’s just say the disarray of the soundscape is matched with the ambiguity of who this “Chifa” character actually is. We are uncertain whether our new identity is part of the band, or the alter ego of Wall himself. He is a gemini after all.


(visuals for Lady HD and Soporus)

Nico Dominguez is a Philadelphia based artist working in mixed media and digital formats. For the last 20 years, he has performed live video projections for musicians and DJs across the US and Europe. He works with a combination of original and sampled videos to improvise his compositions, including analog feedback, filters and hardware manipulations. Nico regularly performs with Philly studio Klip Collective.

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