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[11/03/08 - 02:56 PM]
An Unconventional Life Is the Only One Worth Living Academy Award(R) Winner Ellen Burstyn and Academy Award(R) Nominee Ellen Page Star in 'The Stone Angel' a Hallmark Channel World Television Premiere November 13
Dylan Baker and Cole Houser also star in the film, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE IS THE ONLY ONE WORTH LIVING ACADEMY AWARD� WINNER ELLEN BURSTYN AND ACADEMY AWARD� NOMINEE ELLEN PAGE STAR IN 'THE STONE ANGEL' A HALLMARK CHANNEL WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE NOVEMBER 13

Dylan Baker ("Spiderman 2") and Cole Houser ("Good Will Hunting") Co-Star

Feisty firecracker Hagar Shipley (Academy Award� winner Ellen Burstyn, "Requiem for a Dream") has lived a life set by her own terms, but when she is faced with the prospect of being placed in a nursing home, she sets out on a personal journey with the hopes of reconciling herself to her turbulent past in "The Stone Angel," a Hallmark Channel World Television Premiere Thursday, November 13 (9pm/8c). Academy Award� nominee Ellen Page ("Juno"), Cole Hauser ("Good Will Hunting") and Dylan Baker ("Spiderman 2") co-star in the sweeping tale, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence.

A bittersweet journey of love and hate, joy and pain, lust and loss, the film follows Hagar as she reflects on her life, including her time as a passionate and rebellious young bride, her love for her two sons, the freedoms she claimed, and the joys she denied herself. In both the past and the present, she is forced to come to terms with the pain and pleasure, the disappointments and the exhilarations of her life.

Vivendi Entertainment presents "The Stone Angel," a Handmade Films International and Alliance Films production, with the participation of Telefilm Canada, a Buffalo Gal Pictures and Skogland Productions. The film, based on the novel The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence, was written and directed Kari Skogland. The executive producers are Bryan Gliserman, Michael McMillan, Seaton McLean, Guy Collins, Michael Ryan and Phyliss Laing. The producers are Kari Skogland and Liz Jarvis.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel which plays the greatest family movies of all time, Hallmark Movie Channel, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD in April, 2008.





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