“It’s a Hollywood Life!” at Film Festival

Film and theater critic Susan Granger is the subject of a new documentary, “It’s a Hollywood Life!” that will be screened at the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival on Saturday, May 18.

The show starts at 11:00 am at the Prospector Theater, 25 Prospect Street, Ridgefield. Tickets are available here.

The film was one of 39 chosen for this year’s festival. Ms. Granger will take part in a Q&A after the screening, along with actors Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon, who appear in the film, directors Laurie Valentina Gomez Acosta and Maya Weldon-Lagrimas, and the moderator, film critic Joe Meyers.

The short documentary tells the story of Ms. Granger’s 80-plus years in the movie business, which began with her roles as a four year-old in films with legends of Hollywood’s golden age such as Wallace Beery, Red Skelton, Abbott & Costello, and Margaret O’Brien.

Her father, S. Sylvan Simon, was an acclaimed director and producer at M.G.M. and Columbia Pictures. Her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced movies at M.G.M.

In the film, Ms. Granger relates her experiences with Hollywood stars and major figures, life on film sets, and the unique challenges for women in show business. In her adult life, she has been a radio and television anchor and critic, and her film and theater reviews are published around the world.

Ms. Granger, left, on set with Mr. Simon and Ms. O’Brien.

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