Meet Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ernest Thompson in Mansfield, see ‘On Golden Pond’ in Foxboro

MANSFIELD — Ernest Thompson, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the hit film “On Golden Pond,” will bring his Oscar statuette and talk about his life growing up in Mansfield at two events in December. The events are being held before the world premiere of Thompson’s new play, “Ask/Answer,” being performed at MMAS in January. “An Evening with Ernest Thompson” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the newly renovated MMAS theater at

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ON GOLDEN POND 40th Anniversary

Presented by TCM in theatres on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures are bringing On Golden Pond to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement. Henry Fonda, brilliant as Norman Thayer Jr, angry about being 80 and losing his faculties – Hepburn, his all-devoted wife, with whom he shares his summers at their Maine lakefront home – and the alienated daughter, played by Jane Fonda.

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Ernest Live Online with John Davidson!

NOW STREAMING—Ernest joins good friend and host Steve Jackson, husband of Ernest’s frequent costar Lisa Bostnar (on stage in On Golden Pond and on film in the upcoming feature Parallel America) for Tuesday’s episode of Jaffrey’s popular Park Theatre interview show Monadnock Tonight! Ernest and Steve will be discussing several new songs and videos Ernest is about to release as well as Ernest’s movies Time And Charges and Heavenly Angle. Both shot extensively in New Hampshire and offered as On Location Training to anyone

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You’re Invited to Ernest’s Birthday Concert!

IT’S MY PARTY AND I’LL RAISE MONEY IF I WANT TO. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 2:00 PM—Join Ernest and his extraordinary composing partners, along with some very special guests, for this once-in-a-lifetime concert to support the effort to Rescind Recidivism. All profits from ticket sales will go towards developing programs that help those who’ve stumbled find their footing. In 2018, Ernest and Kerrin started a writing program at the Belknap County Community Corrections Center and

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Got a Song You Want to Write?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 2-5 PM Don’t miss your chance to hear two prolific professional songwriters share their process. Oscar winner Ernest Thompson and award-winning composer Joe Deleault have collaborated with legends, including Carly Simon and world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Their work has been recorded by luminaries such as multi-Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, SNL’s resident singer Christine Ohlman and the one and only Mighty Sam McClain. The alchemy of Ernest Thompson’s lyrics turned into musical

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Amos Fortune Forum: What’s Your Story?

On Friday, August 16 at 8:00 PM, Oscar winning-writer Ernest Thompson will answer that question. Everybody has one. Or two or two thousand. In Ernest’s nearly 50-year career, he has created, give or take, 40 plays of varying lengths, 30 or so screenplays, six manuscripts and more songs than he can count. Which adds up to a lot of characters. Where do they come from? And how does he get to know them so well?

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One Night Only! Special Screening & Talkback

AUGUST 22 at 7:00 PM—SOLD OUT! Half a century from that landmark year, don’t miss a rare chance to see this cinematic gem on the big screen and to hear the Academy Award winning author of ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson, talk about his directorial debut and what it was like working with Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder and Bruce Dern, as well as Kiefer Sutherland, Mariette Hartley and Joanna Cassidy. Written by

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Squam Lake Boat Tour ~ 2018

Take a boat ride with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and Captain Cindy O’Leary and see ON GOLDEN POND through the writer’s eyes. Ernest has a wealth of stories about Katharine Hepburn and the Fondas and will add his personal spin to the iconic film locations included in Captain O’Leary’s tour and, if you want, Oscar will be along for the ride. People have come from all over the world for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to

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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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Fall Concert ~ October 21

SOLD OUT! October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm Don’t miss the chance to see Ernest and local legend Ray Porcell live on stage at The Back Room at The Mill, in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Ray will be debuting their new songs and playing favorites from the first two CDs*, including “Brontë Brook” (watch video), as well as singing a few standards, such as John Lennon’s painfully timely “Imagine” and Leonard Cohen’s equally poignant “Hallelujah.”

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