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
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
WITH OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON Have you taken classes that don’t take? Have you had “the moment,” on stage or in front of the camera, that’s been replaced by amnesia the next time you need to deliver? Let this veteran Hollywood professional provide a refresher on what acting is for you, your skills, your talent, freeing you to show casting agents, directors, and the audience the best of who you are and empowering you always
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
NATALIE MACMASTER PLAYS ‘THE LITTLE TOWN TANGO’ Heavenly Angle takes place in a small town in New Hampshire. Easy to find; it’s where Ernest lives. It’s the story of a Hollywood filmmaker who tries to con the locals into believing he’s going to make a movie with them. Easy to cast. But what would the film’s musical style be? Because of their growing connection to Natalie MacMaster and the great success they’d had with the
by Barbara Vancheri, Post-Gazette Staff Writer ~ When someone proposed that Christopher Plummer reunite with Julie Andrews in a production of “On Golden Pond,” he was adamant: Thanks, but no thanks. He had not seen a script but he remembered the sentimental 1981 movie starring Oscar winners Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. But then Plummer realized this “On Golden Pond” would be closer to its original stage incarnation, and he had a change of mind.