‘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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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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FREE Family Movie: July 19

ON GOLDEN POND Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett, MA Meet the creator Ernest Thompson and the Oscar he won for it during the weekend-long Harbor Days celebration sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. Directed by Mark Rydell. The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea —

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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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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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Cast and Crew and Other “Heavenly Angels”

PRIVATE SCREENING AT THE FLYING MONKEY HEAVENLY ANGLE had a riotous premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival in August and is moving on to other festivals and now it’s time to CELEBRATE all the time, talent and generosity that went into making this remarkable movie. Join Ernest and Morgan and Lori and the rest of the Whitebridge Family at the beautiful Flying Monkey Theatre in Plymouth, NH on Sunday, October 13 at 6pm. The

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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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