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1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Singer-songwriter Townes van Zandt was at the center of Austin's outlaw country scene in the 1970s, but, while friends like Waylon Jennings and Steve Earle went on to mainstream stardom, the mercurial Van Zandt retreated into a haze of alcoholism and mental illness. Through interviews and rarely seen live footage recorded throughout Van Zandt's performing and recording career, this sympathetic documentary traces his work and life, which was cut short on New Year's Day 1997, when he was 52.

Cast: Steve Earle , Emmylou Harris , Kris Kristofferson , Willie Nelson , Townes van Zandt ,

Director: Margaret Brown

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Release Date: September 13th, 2004|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Tender but unsparing, heartfelt and unapologetic. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    it's Van Zandt's family that provides the film's most memorable moments. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Rather than connecting all the chronological dots, Brown has fashioned Van Zandt's balm-to-the-brokenhearted legacy into potent cinematic poetry. show more

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