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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90

Marilyn Hall, an actress, writer, Emmy-winning producer, and wife of game show host Monty Hall, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 90.

A Canada native, Hall began her career as a writer and radio ingénue for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Hall moved to New York with her husband, where she became a published songwriter. Her song “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long,” (co-written with Helen Bilby) was recorded by cabaret singer Hildegarde.

An advocate of the arts, Hall worked for the Jewish Welfare Fund, Tel-Aviv University, and Brandeis University, for which she made a number of documentaries. She won an award for best documentary campaign film for “A Fragile Sleep” in 1972.

Hall became involved in philanthropy, sharing her resources and time with the Julia Ann Singer Child Care Center, Guardians of Courage, Israel Bonds, Tel-Aviv University, the Jewish Home for the Aging, and Variety Clubs International, where
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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90

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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90
Marilyn Hall, the Emmy Award-winning producer and wife of Monty Hall, has died at the age of 90. Hall won an Emmy for producing the 1985 TV movie “Do You Remember Love,” starring Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley. Her other credits include 1982’s “A Woman Called Golda,” starring Ingrid Bergman; “Nadia,” the 1984 biopic about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci; the 1989 PBS miniseries “The Ginger Tree”; and the 2007 feature film “The Little Traitor.” In the theater, she’s credited as an associate producer on the musical “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Angels in America.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Hall married her husband,
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Progressive social activist, 'The Sound of Music' Broadway Star, and Oscar-Nominated Actor Bikel Dead at 91

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage,
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Netflix Nuggets: September 2011

Netflix has revolutionized the home viewing market for movies with their instant streaming service. Netflix Nuggets is my way of spreading the word about films of all genres worth holding a spot on your instant viewing queue. (Release dates are subject to change.)

007 Heaven…

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Streaming Available: 09/01/2011

Synopsis: When he discovers that his evil nemesis, Blofeld (Charles Gray), is stockpiling the world’s supply of diamonds to use in a deadly laser satellite, secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) sets out to stop the madman, with the help of beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case (Jill St. John). Connery’s final turn as Bond (until 1983′s unofficial outing, Never Say Never Again) boasts the gadgets, gunplay and girls that symbolize the heyday of the 007 series.

Average Netflix Rating: 3.8

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Streaming Available: 09/01/2011

Synopsis: In the 12th film in the series based on Ian Fleming’s short stories, British
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Your Winter Indie Film Preview: Anywhere But a Movie Theater

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If it's too cold to leave the house for your local theater, there's plenty of options if you stay inside online, on demand and on DVD. What follows is your guide to all the new releases coming your way between now and April.

Online and On Demand

My French Film Festival

Thanks to bids for Oscar consideration, the winter is traditionally one of the rare times foreign films get plenty of attention in the States, particularly at West Coast festivals such as Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. However, Francophiles in particular will be excited to know you won't have to go to California or New York -- or even Paris for that matter -- to be able to catch some of the most recent cinema from France since uniFrance is unveiling My French Film Festival, which is being billed as the "first exclusively online film festival celebrating French talent" that
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‘The Little Traitor’ Succumbs to Shameless Manipulation

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Chicago – Here’s a story so sweet and so well-intentioned that it practically dares you not to like it. It’s mighty tempting to give it a pass purely on the basis of its premise, which is vital, timely and quite moving. If this story were told by a filmmaker less intent on yanking audience’s heartstrings until they snapped, it may have provided the foundation for a great and important film.

Instead, “The Little Traitor” is forgettable art-house fodder. It’s so self-conscious about the issues it’s attempting to address that it can’t help feeling phony every step of the way. There’s not a moment in the film that feels authentic, and not a word that comes out of its young protagonist’s mouth that doesn’t sound scripted. The film is based on a novel by the acclaimed Israeli novelist Amos Oz, who’s
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Wicked Stepfathers, Law Breaking Citizens and Wild Things

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This week in theaters finds some late-to-the-party summertime silliness lining up alongside a couple of titles arriving three weeks early for Halloween. Elsewhere the arthouse scene provides a strong showing with Chilean maids, Filipino mothers and some good ol' New York psychos.

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The only person who's worked harder in the Filipino film industry over the past three years than director Adolfo Alix Jr., who's made 11 features since 2006, is his leading lady Anita Linda, who has made 13 in the same time and plays the title role in this minimalist mood piece as stand-in for an entire nation's embittered resilience. Captured in a series of long takes, the film follows our eponymous heroine on a mostly silent odyssey, casually aiding neighbors and strangers alike as she wistfully celebrates her 80th birthday in the shantytown where she lives.
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Indie Film Focus - The Little Traitor - Trailer added

"The Little Traitor" directed by Lynn Roth has had a trailer added. The indie film distributed by Westchester Films, stars Ido Port, Alfred Molina, Anat Klausner, Gilya Stern and Lior Sasson. "The Little Traitor" is adapted from the novel Panther in the Basement, by renowned author Amos Oz. The film stars Alfred Molina as a British sergeant and his mentor relationship with an 11 year old intelligently curious young Israeli boy. A touching tale of friendship, trust and betrayal during the last days of the British occupation of Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state, The Little Traitor won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, among others...
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Winners!

The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival was a huge success! The Opening Night Gala was well-attended, and there were many A-list celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Anne Hathaway, etc.

But it's all about the quality of films! And last night, the festival honored films around the world.

The Festival, held from January 6-19, 2009, screened 208 films from 73 countries, including 50 of the 67 foreign entries for this year.s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs. increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year.s film festival circuit.


This year.s Festival attendees selected Departures (Japan) directed by Yojiro Takita, as the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. A failed cellist connects with his inner undertaker, his rural hometown, and his newly deceased father in this tonally eccentric, lushly scored, moving drama. The film is on the Academy Awards® shortlist
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Regent acquires 'Traitor' rights

Regent Releasing has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor," an adaptation of Amos Oz's novel "The Panther in the Basement."

The film, which is playing the current Palm Springs International Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the fall, stars Alfred Molina as a British sargeant stationed in Palestine after World War II.

The film revolves around the sargeant's relationship with an 11-year-old, who wants the British to leave his land.

"Lynn Roth's accomplished and timely film continues to expand on Regent's mission to showcase powerful and thought-provoking world cinema," said Mark Reinhart, West Coast general manager and executive vp, distribution and acquisitions, Regent.

Regent acquired the film, which was produced by Roth and Eitan Evan, from Panther Productions and Evanstone Films. The deal was negotiated by Reinhard for Regent and Roth and co-producer William Jarblum for Panther along with Todd Leavitt.
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