For the first time ever, the biggest stars of the Lonesome Doveminiseries – 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 the Lonesome DoveTrail, which will 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 and co-executive producer of the Lonesome Dove miniseries. “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 Reunion is 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 and a symposium. 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 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, Center for the Study of the Southwest (Texas State University), Fort Worth 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 Gus and Call, Clara, 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.”
For more information, visit www.LonesomeDoveReunion.com. To receive regular updates on related events and activities, follow Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail on Facebook and #lonesomedovereunion on Twitter.
ABOUT THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS
The Wittliff Collections, located in the Alkek Library at Texas State University, are devoted to collecting, preserving, and sharing the creative legacy of the Southwest through literature, photography, film, and music. The Lonesome Dove Reunion will raise private dollars to support the Wittliff Tomorrow Fund, a special reserve dedicated to the acquisition of important collections essential to the Wittliff Collections’ mission of public service. Find out more at www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu.
ABOUT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System and enrolls more than 38,000 students at campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. It is the state’s fourth-largest university and offers 97 undergraduate, 88 master’s and 12 doctoral degrees through its nine colleges. The institution has been designated an Emerging Research University in Texas and a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution.
LONESOME DOVE REUNION AND TRAIL
THE LONESOME DOVE TRAIL – EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
LONESOME DOVE: THE ART OF STORY
Sid Richardson Museum
January 15 – June 19, 2016
Trace the path of the Lonesome Dove story, from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original movie script to the legendary miniseries. Explore the 19th-century American West through paintings and bronzes by Remington and Russell, a cowboy’s cattle-drive diary, and works from the Lonesome Dove production archives.
www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org • 817.332.6554
BULLETS AND BUSTLES: COSTUMES OF LONESOME DOVE
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
February 19 – April 17, 2016
View the costumes of Gus and Call, props, and sketches.
www.cowgirl.net • 817.336.4475
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONESOME DOVE BY BILL WITTLIFF
Cattle Raisers Museum
February 19 – April 17, 2016
During the production of Lonesome Dove, co-executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff took photographs that are works of art in themselves. View these extraordinary photos during this limited-time exhibition.
www.cattleraisersmusem.org • 817.332.8551
SCREENING OF LONESOME DOVE MINISERIES
Parts 1 and 2: March 28, 2016, Time TDB
Parts 3 and 4: March 29, 2016, Time TDB
Experience Lonesome Dove outdoors under the stars on a large movie screen in the heart of downtown Fort Worth.
www.sundancesquare.com • 817.255.5700
PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CAST AND CREW
March 30, 2016, Texas Christian University, 6 p.m.
www.tcu.edu • 817.257.7000
March 31, 2016, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
www.cartermuseum.org • 817.738.1933
Share intimate moments with the cast and crew as they reminisce and tell stories from behind the scenes. Seating is limited. Ticket details will be announced on March 1, 2016.
LONESOME DOVE REUNION OF THE CAST AND CREW
March 31, 2016, 6 p.m.
Join the cast and crew for a historic reunion featuring appearances by the artists, great live music, silent and live auctions, a tribute to Larry McMurtry, and more. Those scheduled to appear include Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Ricky Schroder, Glenne Headly, D.B. Sweeney, and many more. Tables and VIP sponsorships are available. Benefitting the Wittliff Collections.
www.LonesomeDoveReunion.com • 512-245-5154
VAQUEROS, COWBOYS, AND COWGIRLS: TEXAS CATTLE TRAILS TO THE WORLD
April 2, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Take part in a fascinating symposium co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Southwest about cattle trail history featuring prominent historians Frank de la Teja, Byron Price, Joyce Roach, and Richard Slatta. Ticket details to come.
www.fortworthlibrary.org • 817.392.7323
LONESOME DOVE: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS
April 30 – July 23, 2016
View authentic Lonesome Dove costumes, props, photographs, and more.
www.theoldjailartcenter.org • 325.762.2269