For the first time ever, the biggest stars of the Lonesome Dove miniseries – including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Ricky Schroder and Glenne Headly – will join other members of the cast and crew for a memorable reunion on March 31, 2016, at River Ranch in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
The star-studded gala is the centerpiece of a months-long celebration called theLonesome Dove Trail, whichwill feature a wide-ranging series of events celebrating the beloved miniseries and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will introduce a new generation to the legendary Lonesome Dove story and bring the production to life for die-hard fans.
“Lonesome Dove is a true American experience, and people have identified with it for decades because they believe they themselves have come from characters like Gus and (Woodrow) Call,” said Bill Wittliff, screenwriter of the Lonesome Doveminiseries. “Qualities like bravery, friendship and humor matter to us, and we like to see those qualities in other people.”
The six-hour miniseries, a gripping story of two aging Texas Rangers on a 2,500-mile cattle drive from the Rio Grande to Montana, originally aired in 1989. It won seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Peabody Award, among others.
The Lonesome Dove Reunion will include special appearances and remarks by the cast and crew, live musical performances, a silent and live auction, a tribute to author Larry McMurtry, a gourmet dinner and more. The Lonesome Dove Reunionis a ticketed event benefitting the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Reunion seating is limited.
The Lonesome Dove Trail, which kicks off Jan. 15, 2016,includes museum exhibitions, a miniseries screening, panel discussions with the cast and crew, and seminars. The activities offer a rare opportunity to explore the many facets of the legendary Western. Held at multiple locations in Fort Worth and one venue in Albany, Texas, the Lonesome Dove Trail will feature costumes, props, photographs and other items on loan from the extensive Lonesome Dove Production Archive, which is permanently held at the world-class Wittliff Collections. Activities along the Lonesome Dove Trail are open to the public.
The Lonesome Dove Trail is presented by Texas State and hosted though a collaboration with prominent cultural and educational institutions and organizations including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Cattle Raisers Museum, Fort Worth Public Library, Lone Star Film Society, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Sid Richardson Museum, Sundance Square, Texas Christian University and The Old Jail Art Center. The title sponsor of the Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail is Frost Bank.
“With these panels and exhibits and the reunion gala, it gives people an opportunity to revisit with Gus and Call and Lorena and Elmira – and people can take whatever part of it they most identify with,” said Wittliff. “It’s a way for them to be on the trail with those who made it.”
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