Movie: I Hope You Dance
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
A Hallmark Thanksgiving Special
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via Hallmark Press Release: A powerful and inspirational film about hope, faith and optimism and the power of music to inspire and heal. It is the first film of its kind to explore how one extraordinary song has changed people's lives.
The film explores how, after the death of the only child, parents realized that the only way to truly honor their daughter’s memory was by celebrating the message of her favorite song, “I Hope You Dance.” Today, her spirit lives on in the six individuals whose lives were saved by the gift of her donated organs. The special also showcases a dance school that uses “I Hope You Dance” to teach dancing to the homeless and employs its message to get them back on their feet. The special reveals how “I Hope You Dance” fueled a woman’s miraculous recovery from a devastating spinal cord injury that should have killed her instantly. Her doctor has never seen anything like it – despite not breathing for several minutes and becoming instantly paralyzed, she now leads a normal life and goes dancing every Tuesday night.
The late, legendary Dr. Maya Angelou, author/speaker/spiritual leader Joel Osteen, world celebrated artist/songwriters Brian Wilson (“God Only Knows”), Graham Nash (“Teach Your Children”) and Vince Gill offer their unique perspective on this landmark song as well as themes explored in the film, the nature of creativity and its ability to touch and motivate.
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