Community Film Award and More

“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.

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Film Fest ~ November 11

KEYNOTE FEATURE FILM  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm HEAVENLY ANGLE, written and directed by and starring Ernest Thompson, will be featured at the first-ever River Town Film Festival, in Clinton, New Jersey. Immediately following the screening, Lakeshore Entertainment CFO Marc Reid will conduct a Q&A with Ernest, who will discuss his unique approach to community filmmaking. With his partners in Whitebridge Farm Productions, Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy, Ernest offered both HEAVENLY

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WFMZ-TV Interview

Oscar winner to judge at River Town Film Festival CLINTON, N.J. – The River Town Film Festival in Clinton, New Jersey is underway. The first annual festival will screen 26 different movies, many of them made by local film makers. Mayor Janice Kovach helped organize the festival and said it incorporates art, music, and film with a focus on community. “We thought it was going to be this little small-day event in one room but

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Double Feature ~ September 9

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don’t miss this rare chance to see two recent movies from ON GOLDEN POND creator Ernest Thompson on Saturday, September 9, at the Red River Theatres in Concord, New Hampshire. TIME AND CHARGES will be shown at 4:00 PM and HEAVENLY ANGLE at 7:30 PM, with a dinner reception in between from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. After each screening, Ernest will talk about his unique approach to community filmmaking, and you’ll have

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FREE Music Video Screening: Sept 20

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has

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Midsummer Film Festival: July 17-18

TWO GREAT MOVIES: One Unforgettable Weekend! Reserve your tickets pronto. As a benefit for The Little Church Theater, in Holderness, New Hampshire, Whitebridge Farm Productions presents our two recent movies TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, both written and directed by Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson. If you haven’t seen TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, shot (almost) in their entirety in the Lakes Region, as was, you may recall, Ernest Thompson’s ON GOLDEN POND,

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“You Are Loved” Music Video Review

FUSE FILM REVIEW: AT THE MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST ~ by Paul Dervis Sunday was Richard Gere day at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (through July 19): the prolific actor starred in two decidedly atypical Gere movies. Wedged in between these showcases was a new, locally filmed music video written and directed by MIFF favorite Ernest Thompson, the writer of On Golden Pond as well as West Side Waltz. Thompson has been running an

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Tonight! Interview on 207: July 9

ERNEST THOMPSON – “YOU ARE LOVED” Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ When Ernest Thompson was writing a play about a family at a summer cottage, he was inspired by Maine’s Belgrade Lakes. That play, “On Golden Pond,” was later turned into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Thompson now lives in New Hampshire, but he comes to Maine regularly and he’ll be at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville at

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‘Golden’ Writer to Highlight MIFF

by Rob Levin BAR HARBOR — Nearly 25 years ago, a simple little movie starring Kathryn Hepburn and Henry Fonda caught the attention of millions of Americans. “On Golden Pond,” a drama of love and redemption, would go on to win several Academy Awards in 1981, including one for its author, a young writer from a small town in Vermont named Ernest Thompson. Decades later, “On Golden Pond” remains one of the most staged theater

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MIFF By-the-Sea: September 12-13

“HEAVENLY ANGLE” SCREENING IN BAR HARBOR Want to get away to Maine’s enchanting coast and catch a movie that’ll make you smile all the way home? Ernest Thompson’s film HEAVENLY ANGLE will be featured at the MIFF By-the-Sea Film Festival this fall in charming Bar Harbor. The movie screened at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) in July, where it played to audiences that never stopped laughing – literally. For more information and to buy tickets, click here. Friday, September 12 at 5:30

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