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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Two Films, Two Festivals

TOO MAGICAL TO MENTION by Ernest Thompson ~ If you made the drive this summer from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my movie ON GOLDEN POND was shot, across to Waterville, Maine, then down to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, you’d be tracing the mythical journey Whitebridge Farm Productions has been on the last few years; we just took the long way.   Our first movie, TIME AND CHARGES, will have its world premiere at

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The Dream Farm Cafe

TALKS ‘TIME AND CHARGES’ WITH COMPOSER JOE DELEAULT ~ by Julie Lavender Jazz pianist, composer and performer Joe Deleault teams up with Oscar winner Ernest Thompson to write songs for Thompson’s latest movies, newest play and world-renowned American Classic “On Golden Pond.”   From folk to pop to country, rock-n-roll and soul, with a little gospel thrown in, the range of their music is remarkable. Joe Deleault talks about the process of composing for films

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Sterling and Gold

NEWCOMER JOINS OLD PRO OSCAR WINNER FOR ‘SOCIETY’S EYES’ IN ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM, ‘HEAVENLY ANGLE’ Ernest wrote this lyric years ago, just waiting for the right time and the right collaborator to bring it to life. It fits neatly into the soundtrack of HEAVENLY ANGLE and, in a slightly less elegant form, is sung by a character in the movie.   “It’s Dylan,” Ernest’s composing partner Joe Deleault said when he read it. “Dylanesque,” Ernest

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A Hollywood Filmmaker

HEAVENLY ANGLE by Ernest Thompson ~ People often ask where stories come from and I don’t always know but in the case of HEAVENLY ANGLE, I do: Twenty years ago, I moved to New Hampshire, where we shot my movie ON GOLDEN POND. I raised my kids here and, with my partners Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy, built a company, Whitebridge Farm Productions. Through our acting and writing classes and workshops, I’ve had the

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Films and Plays, Oh, My

PLAYWRIGHT ERNEST THOMPSON PREMIERES NEW FILM by Leigh Sharps ~ NEW HAMPTON — Playwright Ernest Thompson’s name seems to be everywhere this summer, with his Oscar-winning play (and movie) “On Golden Pond” shining brightly on the stage in Laconia. Thompson, for the first time, is playing the mailman, ‘Charlie,’ in his own play, and also directing it at Pitman’s Freight Room theater on New Salem Street in the city. While the ‘Pond’ is certainly of

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