Passion and Politics

TWO NEW FILMS FROM WHITEBRIDGE FARM PRODUCTIONS by Ernest Thompson ~ ELYSIAN FARM – A complicated young man rescues a little girl from her abusive parents and is instantly suspected of kidnapping. And the chase is on.   PLATO’S PARTY – A college professor is far more interesting, witty and intelligent than the presidential candidates whose debate he’s moderating and is approached to run as a favorite son.   I’ve spent four years scripting and directing, acting

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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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Open Auditions/Interviews

WHITEBRIDGE FARM’S SECRET PROJECT IS…a secret (shhh) You have secrets, too, and we want to hear them. SUNDAY, MAY 19 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm 83 Hanover Street, 3rd floor, Manchester, NH The subject is LOVE and DATING. Whatever your age, marital status, sexual persuasion and level of optimism, cynicism, or complete and utter feeling of defeat and disgust, bring your stories. Also bring a monologue (which you may or may not need), two copies

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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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Woods Hole Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE Don’t miss your chance to see the World Premiere of Ernest Thompson’s new film, HEAVENLY ANGLE, this Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with Ernest. Ernest will also be teaching a writing workshop on Friday, August 2 at 11:00 am and at 7:00 pm he will join Jay Craven for a panel discussion about community filmmaking, with host WBUR’s Anthony Brooks. Get your tickets now! Woods Hole Film Festival Thursday, August

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A Great Film

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: GREAT FILMS COMING TO TOWN by Mindy Todd ~ The Woods Hole Film Festival starts this week. Mindy Todd talks about some of the films being screened at the event with guests on The Point: Tim Miller, features editor at the Cape Cod Times; and Rebecca Alvin, filmmaker and editor of Provincetown Magazine. We also hear from Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, and also producer/actor/director/writer Ernest Thompson about his film Heavenly Angle.

Writing Workshop

SCREENWRITER OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ LEADS TALK AT WATERVILLE WORKSHOP by Jesse Scardina ~ WATERVILLE — Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson is no stranger to stars. At 32 years old, Thompson worked with Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. He has directed Robert Downey Jr. and acted alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman. On Tuesday afternoon, Thompson shared moments he cherishes the most with 40 guests at the Waterville Public Library. “I wish I could have had someone

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A Valentine to New Hampshire

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER ERNEST THOMPSON Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ Anchor Rob Caldwell talks Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about his latest movie TIME AND CHARGES, premiering at the Maine International Film Festival on July 16. Thompson will also offer a workshop on adapting life into film at the Maine International Film Festival. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Waterville Public Library. For more

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What’s on Tap?

WHAT’S ON TAP AT THIS YEAR’S WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL by Loren King ~   New England is well represented, on the screen and behind the camera, in the 22d annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Running this Saturday through Aug. 3, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod, which has long championed regional works, again offers an impressive slate of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from both established and emerging filmmakers. Sherborn native Andrew Mudge’s

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Festival Centerpiece

MAINE FILM FESTIVAL TO RUN GAMUT FROM HOLLYWOOD TO HOMEGROWN by Amy Calder ~ WATERVILLE — The Maine International Film Festival, which starts July 12, draws a flurry of excitement during its 10-day run as thousands of film enthusiasts from all over the world gather at both Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House to view 100 independent American and foreign films. Actors, film directors, writers and producers share their craft with audiences in

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