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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Carroll County Times – December 2017

Westminster Grad Ernest Thompson an Oscar-Winning Storyteller Westminster High School graduate Ernest Thompson went on to write “On Golden Pond.” by Jacob deNobel, Reporter Carroll County Times For playwright Ernest Thompson, life has always been the greatest inspiration and source of material. For his best-known work, “On Golden Pond,” Thompson pulled from his own family history, with “Golden Pond” created directly from his summers in Maine. Despite spending his formative years here, Carroll County barely features

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Rising Stars Meet Oscar

YOUNG ACTORS DREAM THE DREAM On May, 19, 2016, Ernest visited theatre students at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. Sponsored by his company Whitebridge Farm Productions, Ernest conducted a Cross The Bridge workshop for young actors ages seven and up, and he took Oscar with him! “These kids are constantly reminded of their limitations and it really makes a difference for them to hear someone successful believe in them, and encourage them to do what they

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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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Thompson|Porcell Live

ERNEST THOMPSON AND RAY PORCELL AT FUDGE FACTORY SATURDAY NIGHT Bristol—Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson and local legend Ray Porcell return to the Lakes Region’s best-kept secret venue, The Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include saxophonist extraordinaire Marc “Sparky” Elbaum and, filling in for the hobbled Randy Roos, local guitar phenom and Berklee grad Jarrod Taylor. A lot has happened

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“1969” Movie Trailer

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Kiefer Sutherland, and Bruce Dern. Directed by Ernest Thompson. Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small-minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott’s brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their opposition to the war. Scott’s attitude alienates him from his father and he and Ralph leave town to enjoy their ‘freedom.’ Various events lead them back to the town

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