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

Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Musician
Guy Clark ...
Himself - Musician
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Himself - Musician
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Himself - Musician
Donna Spence ...
Herself - Sister
Ann Rice ...
Herself - First Cousin
Luke Sharpe ...
Himself - High School Classmate
John Ruehl ...
Himself - Shattuck Classmate
Bob 'Maverick' Myrick ...
Himself - College Roommate
Frank 'Chito' Greer ...
Himself - Friend
Fran Lohr ...
Herself - First Wife
Jerry Jeff Walker ...
Himself - Musician
Kevin Eggers ...
Himself - Record Producer and Label Owner
Wrecks Bell ...
Himself - Bass Player
David Olney ...
Himself - Musician
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Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

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What would you sacrifice to follow your dream?


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22 December 2005 (Germany)  »

Box Office

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$9,098 (USA) (2 December 2005)

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$129,424 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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William Hedgepeth - Audio Conversations with Townes Van Zandt: How come most of your songs are sad songs?
Townes van Zandt: I don't think they're all that sad. I have a few that aren't sad, they're like... hopeless. Totally hopeless situation and the rest aren't sad they're just the way it goes. I mean you know you don't think life's sad.
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Connections

Features Heartworn Highways (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Dollar Bill Blues
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Copywright: EMI
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A Fine Tribute to America's Best Songwriter ever!
17 September 2004 | by (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to view this film at the Toronto Film Festival. As a longtime, and pretty rabid Townes Van Zandt fan, I was very impressed with the film. Director Margaret Brown did a fantastic job. Her film showed the tragedy, humor and beauty that made up Townes. I had a chance to talk to her briefly after the screening, and you could tell that this was really a labor of love. The interviews in this seem like a who's who of singer/songwriter music, featuring Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Guy Clark and many more. Hopefully it will find some sort of distribution on DVD. It is the type of film that deserves to be seen. Anyone who considers themselves a music fan should take any opportunity they have to see this film.


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