THE YEAR DOLLY PARTON WAS MY MOM

By Tara JOHNS

REEL SUSPECTS - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR

Children's - Completed 2011

It’s 1976 and Elizabeth is just your average suburban 11-year-old praying for adolescence to arrive when she discovers her whole life has been a lie.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Children's, Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tara JOHNS
    • Writer(s)
    • Tara JOHNS
    • Producer(s)
    • Barbara SHRIER (Palomar), Liz JARVIS (Buffalo Gal Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s 1976 and Elizabeth is just your average suburban 11-year-old praying for adolescence to arrive when she discovers her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, Elizabeth runs away in search of her true identity. Her adoptive mother Marion is then forced to break out of the carefully constructed “truth” she’s been clinging to and go after her daughter. This leads to a cathartic crosscountry trek by a mother searching for a daughter who’s searching for a mother – both of them really searching for themselves…. “The year Dolly Parton was my mom” is a poignant, sometimes funny, very female, coming of age story that explores the tension between creating identity and finding it within…
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