ERNEST THOMPSON – “YOU ARE LOVED” Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ When Ernest Thompson was writing a play about a family at a summer cottage, he was inspired by Maine’s Belgrade Lakes. That play, “On Golden Pond,” was later turned into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Thompson now lives in New Hampshire, but he comes to Maine regularly and he’ll be at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville at
‘YOU ARE LOVED’ PREMIERE Maine International Film Festival ~ Sunday, July 12 at Noon We’re going back to MIFF! You’re invited to be part of the lucky audience seeing — for the first time anywhere — the video Ernest has directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by the legendary Justin Jaymes. The screening is on Sunday, July 12 at noon, followed by a 90-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” “You Are Loved” is an
“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
COVER STORY by Susan King, Times staff writer ~ There is a genuine warmth, affection and playfulness between Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as they relax in Plummer’s dressing room at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The two have just completed a long day’s rehearsal for a new production of “On Golden Pond,” which is to be telecast live Sunday on CBS. (The play will be seen tape-delayed on the West Coast.) The performers
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.
JULIE ANDREWS AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REUNITE FOR TV’S ‘ON GOLDEN POND,’ LIVE, APRIL 29 by Kenneth Jones ~ When the beloved play, On Golden Pond, gets a live CBS television presentation with “The Sound of Music” alums Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer April 29, executive producer Craig Anderson promises the senior couple of the story will not be frail old folks. Widely known for its Academy Award-winning film version starring spunky and weathered Katharine Hepburn and Henry
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 — whom they haven’t seen for years — feels she must be there for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will