Pictures of Hollis Woods (film)

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.

Pictures of Hollis Woods
DVD cover
Based onPictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Written byAnn Peacock
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Camille Thomasson
Directed byTony Bill
StarringJodelle Ferland
Sissy Spacek
Alfre Woodard
Judith Ivey
James Tupper
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running time97 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Original networkCBS
Original release
  • December 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)
"Pictures of Hollis Woods"
'Hallmark Hall of Fame' episode
Episode no.Season 56
Episode 4
Production code342
Original air dateDecember 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)


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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