Established in 1859, The Grove, Texas town is an essential piece of Central Texas history. In 1972, collector and propmaster Moody Anderson purchased and restored this abandoned town and brought it back to life. The Grove, Texas, shares this story.
In this award-winning documentary, Anderson faces the heart-wrenching task of selling off his collection of Americana artifacts used in hundreds of Hollywood films, from Lonesome Dove to the Coen Brothers’ True Grit. Onscreen, Anderson’s storytelling stops time as he recreates an idealized past that may or may not have ever existed.
This film presents the emotional storm of doubt and excitement as Anderson puts his life’s passion in the hands of auctioneer Robb Burley.
The Grove, Texas, has won several film awards, including a Humanities Texas: National Endowment of Humanities We the People award, Best Texas Film at the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg, and the People’s Choice Award at the Rockport Film Festival. The Auctioneer Education and Recovery Fund provided generous support for the film.