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The year Dolly Parton was my mom

​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…


Written & Directed by Tara Johns

Produced by Palomar

Distribution : Métropole FIlms / Mongrel Media


Extraits Audio...

Eeny, Meeny, Miney Moe

Ruby Rides

Through the Looking Glass

Crossing Borders



Mélanie Auclair : Cello

Sheila Hannigan : Cello

Rick Haworth : Dobro / Harmonica

Luc Sicard : Piano / Guitar / Bass / Banjo / Ukulele / Drums & Percussions

Jocelyn Tellier : Dobro


Mixed by Sylvain Lefebvre Studio La Majeure

Do I ever cross your mind

​Words & Music by Dolly Parton

Featuring  Martha Wainwright​


Little Sparrow

Words & Music by Dolly Parton

Featuring  Geneviève Toupin​


Produced by : Luc Sicard

Arranged by : Alex Cattaneo

Alex Cattaneo : Guitar / Mandolin

Luc Sicard : Guitar

Rick Haworth : Guitar / Dobro / Harmonica

Mario Légaré : Bass

Andrée-Anne Tremblay : Violin

José Major : Drums




Recorded & Mixed by Elie Jalbert (Studio Victor)

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