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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

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95 minutes – Drama
Release date: March 18, 2011
Canadian Distributor: Mongrel Media


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 cross-country 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.

Poster and trailer courtesy of Mongrel Media




The Year Dolly Parton Was My MomThe Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Crew:
Producer: Barbara Shrier
Co-Producer:

Liz Jarvis

Associate Producer:

Theresa Piercy

Director:

Tara Johns

Screenwriter:

Tara Johns

Cinematographer:

Claudine Sauvé

Composer:

Luc Sicard

Cast:Roles:

Julia Sarah Stone
Rebecca Windheim
Rebecca Croll
Macha Grenon
Trevor Hayes
Paula Costain
Gil Bellows
Luca Palladini
Brian Wrench
Emma Elle Paterson
Lea Roy
Pauline Little
Andrew Peplowski
Chantele Francis
Keenan Lehmann
Keir Cutler
Lyne Riel
Will Woytowich
Mung-Ling Tsui
Jack Hackel
Akalu Meekis
Brian Roach
Spencer Duncanson
Richard Jutras
Teale Bishopric

Elizabeth Gray
Anabelle Kowalski
Stella Kowalski
Marion Gray
Ken Kowalski
Church lady
Phil Gray
Darryle Jameson
Mr. Lambert
Shelley
Lana
Mrs. Meherall
News Anchor
Gloria
Kid in station wagon
Senior Customs Agent
Female Customs worker
Customs Officer
Jean Lee
Radio D.J.
Young Man with tattoo
Scalper
Usher #1
Usher #2
6-year-old Dolly Parton look-alike