Travel tip: Tiny Jim Thorpe welcomes annual indie film festival |

Travel tip: Tiny Jim Thorpe welcomes annual indie film festival

Shirley McMarlin
The third annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival is set for April 25-28 in a historic opera house in the tiny Carbon County seat.

Nestled in the mountains of Carbon County, quaint little Jim Thorpe has been called one of America’s most beautiful small towns by Rand McNally, USA Today, Culture Trip and Architectural Digest.

In addition to the natural beauty, visitors come for the annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, set this year for April 25-28 in the circa-1881 Mauch Chunk Opera House.

According to its website, the festival invites “the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention and incite spirited debate.” Organizers say they seek to showcase diverse and under-represented communities by promoting work by “women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and student filmmakers.”


Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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