The Dollywood Foundation, in association with Dollywood and Abramorama, is bringing a special free, one-night-only livestream event straight to our homes. They will host a worldwide live premiere of The Library That Dolly Built, a documentary that focuses on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a non-profit organization that aims to bring books and a love of reading to children.
The livestream will take place on December 9. at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT/4 p.m. PST on Facebook Live and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website. The European premiere will be December 10 at 7 p.m. GMT, and Australia’s will be December 11 at 7 p.m. AEDT. After the screening, viewers will also get to watch a conversation and live acoustic performance by Dolly Parton.
The Library That Dolly Built takes viewers behind the scenes of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, showing how one of the most iconic performers in the world partnered with local communities to develop a program that shares the love of reading with children. It also shows the impact of the Imagination Library through interviews with authors, the staff of the Imagination Library, policymakers, beneficiaries of the program, and Dolly Parton herself. The documentary also weaves in biographical information of Parton, featuring photos and video footage of her childhood.
About the film, Dolly Parton said,
“I am so excited that we can finally tell the whole story of the Imagination Library. It is certainly not just about me. Our story is the story of children, of families and communities who all share the dream to inspire kids to love to read and to love to learn. My hope is this documentary will encourage more towns, more states and even more countries to jump onboard. One thing is for sure, I think this is the best investment I have ever made!”
Evan Saxon, Head of Music at Abramorama, stated:
“Dolly Parton is an amazing human, extremely generous in her time and resources, and the world is in a much better place because of her. Everybody at Abramorama is honored to be part of the team to bring this heart-warming documentary about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to fans around the world.”
The livestream will take place on December 9. at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT/4 p.m. PST on Facebook Live and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website. Beginning December 11, the film and conversation with Parton will be available to watch nationwide as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema release, with a digital release set for early 2021.
Watch the trailer for the documentary below!