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Thursday, April 18, 2024

6:00 PM

Mauch Chunk Opera House  | 14 W Broadway Jim Thorpe

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DANDELION - OPENING NIGHT FEATURE

Wine Tasting | Hors d'oeuvres | Cash Bar

Join us on the red carpet as filmmakers & film lovers gather to celebrate the opening of the 7th Annual JTIFF!  Your ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting provided by Tolino Vineyards, plus LIVE MUSIC presented by GREAT CIRCLES, featuring ERASERHOOD SOUND recording artists, STEREO LEAGUE, with mind-blowing visuals by LUMINOUS ABSTRACT, culminating with the screening of the critically-acclaimed feature film, DANDELION, that just World Premiered at SXSW.  Writer / Director  Nicole Riegel will be on hand to present her film in person!

DANDELION

A struggling singer-songwriter falls into an intoxicating romance that leads her to a deeper appreciation of her artistic journey and the discovery of a voice that is authentically her own.

A visually beautiful, delicately composed film...Layne gives her best performance since If Beale Street Could Talk, culminating with a rollicking bluesy smash that is as electrifyingly vibrant as the film is achingly soft. - Robert Daniels, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

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NICOLE RIEGEL

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Writer/Director Nicole Riegel will attend the event in person to present her film and take questions from the audience followng the screening.

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OPENING NIGHT LIVE MUSIC

Formed in 2016, Stereo League is driven by the songwriting of childhood friends Alex Savoth and Dan King. Initially a studio project formed with the help of Engineer and Producer Eric Bogacz, the three began crafting songs and recruiting a cast of friends to fill in the gaps. Pretty soon, The League had grown to a dozen members and the result was their debut album “A Light on Each Side”. Often appearing live as a six-piece band, the group has incorporated influences from a plethora of genres, both modern and classic, refusing to be boxed in by conventional labels. The outcome is an ever-changing musical landscape that continues to evolve along with their line-up.

On their last EP Endless Mirage, Savoth and King collaborated with the Synth & Soul record label and production crew Eraserhood Sound. The result is a timeless, shimmering collection of songs that tell evocative tales of loneliness and longing, set against the backdrop of Eraserhood Sound’s signature analog production. Stereo League, who was previously named Artist to Watch by Philadelphia's WXPN, believes this release to be the clearest and best representation of their vision to date--- delivering the soulful sound they have been searching for.

 

The collaboration with Eraserhood Sound continued in the fall of 2022 with two additional singles. "Seasons of Trouble" and "Operator, Please" were released on their second 45 and feature vocal performances by Turquoise Cobb who joined the band's line-up late in 2021. The League is now preparing for the release of their next LP Perfect Paradise, due out Spring 2024.

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