Be Here To Love Me

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
is not another Behind the Music. It is an In Front of the Music.

Abandoning the notion that movies about artists need to establish well-known art and investigate its origins, Margaret Brown's documentary of Townes Van Zandt establishes the little known artist and allows its audience to contemplate the consequences of his being rather than the significance of his craft. Though his creative endeavors were not an incidental part of his existence, they don't define him, and I am sure that the film would be just as enthralling without a single note of his on the soundtrack.

categories Reviews, Cinematical