Fuse Film Review

MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — “HEAVENLY ANGLE” AND “A MASTER BUILDER” A Master Builder comes off as a Woody Allen wet dream, but Heavenly Angle is the love child of Alice’s Restaurant and Waiting for Guffman. by Paul Dervis ~ The Maine International Film Festival kicked off it’s 17th season this past weekend in Waterville and it is offering an impressive smorgasbord of screenings. From a Glenn Close retrospective and European films of the last

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Filmmakers Brunch

Saturday brunch co-hosted by the Maine International Film Festival drew 40 professionals to Hathaway Creative Center. By Amy Calder Staff Writer ~ WATERVILLE — Rob Little spent much of his youth outdoors with a camera, filming animals and researching them to share what he learned with others. He dove into swamps, retrieving snapping turtles and capturing their movements on video. Additional Images “I would teach my friends; I would teach anybody who was willing to

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HEAVENLY ANGLE: July 13 & 20

MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) From Oscar winner, On Golden Pond creator and last year’s guest at MIFF, Ernest Thompson, comes a hoot with a heart. Heavenly Angle follows a has-been Hollywood director as he tries to swindle New Englanders into investing in a film he doesn’t plan to make, only to find out that there may be no better place to make a movie with real people. It’s a riotous follow-up to last year’s

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Audition/Workshop at MIFF: July 12

FOR ACTORS, WRITERS, DIRECTORS, AND THE AUDIENCE! See how Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ernest Thompson created Heavenly Angle, taking the best – and also the worst – of what hundreds of New England actors brought to Whitebridge Farm Productions auditions and turning their remarkable courage, spirit and talent – or discernible lack thereof – into his magical and compelling movie. If you’re an Actor who can act, sing, dance or juggle – or, just as good,

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Guess Who’s IT?

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

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“Time and Charges” Movie Trailer

INTEGRITY HAS A PRICE After receiving a standing ovation at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and a very warm welcome at MIFF By-the-Sea, featuring “the best of MIFF,” TIME AND CHARGES screened at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City, receiving an equally exultant response. Encompassing nearly four years from inception to completion, TIME AND CHARGES was offered by Ernest and his Whitebridge Farm Productions partners Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy

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“Heavenly Angle” Movie Trailer

I COULD BE YOUR ANGEL After a riotous premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival, HEAVENLY ANGLE played to nonstop laughter at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and to more laughs at MIFF By-the-Sea in Bar Harbor. We had a gratifying homecoming at Plymouth’s fabulous Flying Monkey Theatre and other screenings are in the works, as well, so stay tuned. Like TIME AND CHARGES, HEAVENLY ANGLE was offered by Whitebridge Farm Productions as On Location Training but this

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Big Apple Film Festival ~ November 10

NEW YORK CITY SCREENING After an exultant reception at the Maine International Film Festival in July and at MIFF By-the-Sea last month, Ernest Thompson’s film TIME AND CHARGES is heading to the Big Apple. Ernest will introduce the movie and host a Q&A afterwards. Tickets go on sale October 7 Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Sunday, November 10 at 4:30 pm Tribeca Cinemas 54 Varick Street (corner of Canal St.) New York City, NY 10013  

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MIFF By-the-Sea 2013

SCREENING IN BAR HARBOR How about a weekend on the Maine coast and a great movie? Ernest Thompson’s film TIME AND CHARGES has been chosen as an official selection for the MIFF By-the-Sea Film Festival. The movie premiered at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) in July, where it played to a very enthusiastic audience. Ernest will be in Bar Harbor to introduce the movie and host a Q&A after each screening. Friday, September 13 at

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Film Premiere

MIFF WEAVES FESTIVAL WITH THREADS OF REFLECTION, RESTORATION AND THE FRESHEST MATERIALS TO BE FOUND by Carol Patton ~ This year once again the Maine International Film Festival created a giant interwoven puzzle to be enjoyed piece by piece by everyone who made the trek to Waterville. For ten days in July Festival Director Shannon Haines and Festival Programmer Ken Eisen created a mix of screenings and events that offered universal appeal and were extremely

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