Pictures of Hollis Woods

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Pictures of Hollis Woods
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DVD cover
Genre Drama
Distributed by CBS
Created by Patricia Reilly Giff (novel)
Directed by Tony Bill
Written by Ann Peacock
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Camille Thomasson
Starring Jodelle Ferland
Sissy Spacek
Alfre Woodard
Judith Ivey
James Tupper
Production company Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Release date
  • December 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)
Running time 97 minutes
"Pictures of Hollis Woods"
Hallmark Hall of Fame episode
Episode no. Season 56
Episode 4
Production code 342
Original air date December 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)
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Pictures of Hollis Woods is a film that debuted on CBS as a Hallmark Hall of Fame film on December 2, 2007. The film is directed by Tony Bill and is based on the Newbery Honor winning novel of the same name by Patricia Reilly Giff. It stars child actress Jodelle Ferland as the title character along with Sissy Spacek.



After Hollis Woods (Ferland), a young girl with a talent for art, ran away from her last foster parents, she is placed in a new foster home with a retired art teacher, Josie Cahill (Spacek). Josie is very caring and a talented retired artist, and her life could be told in her wood work, but as she's an elderly woman, she's beginning to lose her memory (Alzheimer's disease). Over time, Hollis helps Josie significantly, and she begins to feel what it is like to be needed. Life with Josie reminds Hollis of life with the Regans, the family she stayed with during the summer whom she loved, and she relives her memories through the drawings she has made throughout her life.

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