Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|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

Production Co: Rake Films

Keywords: Transformation, 1980s, 1990s, Passionate, Brooding, 1970s, Underdog

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