The American Western … Robert Redford production

6 Jun

The American West

Information from Wikipedia: “The American West is an upcoming limited-event American television docu-series detailing the period 1865 to 1890 in the United States. The series is executive-produced by Robert Redford, Stephen David and Laura Michalchyshyn with Sundance Productions and is slated to begin airing eight episodes on AMC on June 11, 2016.

THE AMERICAN WEST poster

“Following the American Civil War, the United States begins developing into the “land of opportunity,” despite the danger from cowboys, Native Americans, outlaws and lawmen. The series will chronicle the stories of Western legends, such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.”

Produced and distributed by Sundance Productions, the series will feature exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Robert Redford,James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and others.

Filming for the series was predominantly done in West Virginia’s Berkeley and Jefferson counties, as well as Prickett’s Fort State Park in Marion County.”

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Robert Redford and the American West book

ROBERT REDFORD has played many Westerners on the big screen: a romantic outlaw in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Paul Newman, a sheriff in Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1968), a mountain man in Jeremiah Johnson (1972), a rodeo cowboy in The Electric Horseman (1979) with Jane Fonda, a Montana rancher in The Horse Whisperer (1998), which he also directed. He is the founder of Sundance, an admirer of Native American art and culture and a committed environmentalist. He embodies the best values of the American West.

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