Long-Lost Willie Nelson Western ‘Red Headed Stranger’ Has Been Restored and is Getting a Special Screening Next Month

/Film | 6/19/2019 | Marisa Mirabal
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The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow and Luck Productions are teaming up for a screening of Willie Nelson’s 1986 western drama Red Headed Stranger. The screening will take place on Saturday, July 6 on the original film set in Luck, Texas aka “Willieville”. The Austin Genre Film Archive remastered the movie digitally for the first time after the original print was lost two decades ago. Following the starlit screening will be an in-person Q&A with the movie’s stars, Willie Nelson himself, and special guests from the film.

Written and directed by Texas film legend Bill Wittliff (Lonesome Dove), Red Headed Stranger follows the musical storyline of Willie Nelson’s 1975 album of the same name. Nelson stars as a preacher seeking revenge on a man who ran off with his wife played by Morgan Fairchild. A story of revenge and redemption, Red Headed Stranger is a beloved western in true...
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