“FIRST ANNUAL ERNEST THOMPSON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD” AND A KEY TO THE CITY OF CLINTON, N.J. When Ernest was invited to screen his film HEAVENLY ANGLE at the inaugural River Town Film Festival, he had no idea he would be the inspiration for the festival’s theme: community. Co-founded by Mayor Janice Kovach and writer/producer Kee Kee Buckley, festival organizers transformed the historic and breathtakingly charming Clinton, New Jersey into a hub of art, film and music.
MOVIE MAKER ERNEST THOMPSON After decades in the movie business, hobnobbing with the stars and working as an actor, director, writer and producer (oh, and winning an Oscar for adapting his immortal stage play “On Golden Pond” for the screen), you’d think that Ernest Thompson might be slowing down, but he seems to, in fact, be starting over. His latest films, both made on almost non-existent budgets and filmed around his home in his beloved