Writer/director John Scheinfeld's I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song will premiere Nov. 26 at 9pm ET on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. The documentary is based on the Mark D. Sanders/Tia Sillers song recorded by Lee Ann Womack and features the writers, Womack, Vince Gill, Maya Angelou and others discussing the song and how it has affected their lives. The film will be released on DVD Dec. 1. On the same date, Post Hill Press/Savio Republic/Huqua Press will release the companion book I Hope You Dance: The Power of Spirit and Song (Stories from the John Scheinfeld Film).
From the press release on the book:
When Nashville songwriters Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers teamed up to create the song, “I Hope You Dance“, they unleashed a breathtaking piece of music for the ages that would go on to win coveted awards and a legion of besotted fans. A phenomenon in the music industry and considered one of the Songs of the Century, it has been at the top of graduation, wedding and memorial playlists for over a decade. In his tener film, acclaimed director John Scheinfeld (The US vs. John Lennon) explores the power of one song and how it impacts lives in profound, meaningful, and sometimes startling ways. This book, curated from extensive stories told in the movie via interviews conducted by Scheinfeld and the film’s co-producer, Judith A. Proffer, documents the birth and life of “I Hope You Dance,” including four captivating real life stories of faith and hope. Featuring thoughtful commentary by Joel Osteen, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack and Graham Nash. Foreword by Tim Storey.