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22 December 2005 (Germany) See more »
What would you sacrifice to follow your dream?
Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt. | Add synopsis »
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Joe Ely ... Himself - Musician
Guy Clark ... Himself - Musician

Willie Nelson ... Himself - Musician

Kris Kristofferson ... 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
J.T. Van Zandt ... Himself - Son

Steve Earle ... Himself - Musician
Susanna Clark ... Herself
Peggy Underwood ... Herself - Townes' Lawyer
Leland Waddell ... Himself - Drummer
Cindy Van Zandt Lindgram ... Herself - Second Wife
Katie Belle Van Zandt ... Herself - Daughter
Mickey White ... Himself - Guitarist
John Lomax III ... Himself - Music Writer and Manager
Harold Eggers ... Himself - Road Manager and Agent
Will Van Zandt ... Himself - Son
Jeanene Van Zandt ... Herself - Third Wife
Dylan Ferrero ... Himself - Road Manager
Kinky Friedman ... Himself - Musician and Author

Emmylou Harris ... Herself - Musician
Bob Moore ... Himself - Friend
Steve Shelley ... Himself - Sonic Youth
Tim Foljahn ... Himself - Two Dollar Guitar
Larry Monroe ... Himself - DJ

Lyle Lovett ... Himself
William Hedgepeth ... Himself - Audio Conversations with Townes Van Zandt (archive sound)
Townes van Zandt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Townes Van Zandt)
Lightnin Hopkins ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lightnin' Hopkins)

Directed by
Margaret Brown 
Produced by
Louis Black .... executive producer
Margaret Brown .... producer
Sam Brumbaugh .... producer
Lisa Cohen .... producer: imaging
Jannat Gargi .... producer: imaging
K. Lynn Martin .... associate producer (as Lynn Martin)
Chris Mattsson .... executive producer
Ellen Naegeli .... associate producer
Lecia Rosenthal .... associate producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill .... associate producer (as Amy Shatsky)
Paul Stekler .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel 
Film Editing by
Don Howard 
Karen Skloss 
Michael Taylor 
Production Management
Alka Bhanot .... post-production supervisor
Dawn Cooper .... production manager
David Fabelo .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Nichols .... production manager
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
Wayne Bell .... location sound
Tom Hammond .... re-recording mixer
Alex Herrera .... location sound
Bob Kellough .... sound editor
Dennis Meehan .... location sound
Thomas Morrison .... location sound
Mike Swanner .... location sound
Buckner Cooke .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mark A. Brown .... digital film services (as Marc Brown)
Lee Daniel .... optical printer
Camera and Electrical Department
Frazer Bradshaw .... additional cinematographer
Sam Henriques .... additional camera
David Layton .... additional camera
David Layton .... assistant camera
David McGrath .... assistant camera
P.K. Munson .... assistant camera
Jen White .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Angie Alvarez .... post-production coordinator (as Angela Alvarez)
Chris Blankenship .... on-line editor
Marc Brown .... film output: digital intermediate
David Fabelo .... assistant editor
Julian Londoño .... second assistant editor (as Julian Londono)
Joe Malina .... colorist
Bill Scott .... senior color timer
Nick Smith .... assistant on-line editor
Trae Stanley .... assistant colorist
Music Department
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... clearance (as Jessica Berman-Bogden)
Joseph Blink .... intern (as Joe Blink)
Amanda Bolles .... production assistant
Christine Castano .... intern
Ted Chase .... production assistant
Lee Cohen .... production assistant
Richard Cornelisse .... intern
Sean William Cunningham .... transcriber (as Sean Cunningham)
Jane Derryberry .... production assistant
Paul Dumas .... intern
Marc English .... titles
Vicki Faust .... accountant
Mike Fellows .... production assistant
Caroline Frick .... archival researcher
Elizabeth Gaden .... intern
Milton Glaser .... designer: Poppy & Tomato art-work/photographs
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Jay Hodges .... intern
Christina Jarrous .... intern
Fran Lohr .... photographs courtesy of
John Lomax III .... photographs courtesy of
Julian Londoño .... production assistant (as Julian Londono)
Melissa Mercer .... intern
Melissa Mercer .... production assistant
Sarah Munoz .... production assistant
Wood Newton .... photographs courtesy of
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Steven Schechter .... production counsel
Leslie Sisson .... production assistant
George Sledge .... production coordinator
Nick Smith .... titles
Francis Stafford .... intern
Marcella Steingart .... archival researcher
James Taylor .... intern
Edward Tuddenham .... production counsel
Jay Van Hoy .... production coordinator
Jeanene Van Zandt .... photographs courtesy of
Deborah Wiley .... accountant (as Deb Wiley)
Sian-Zee Wong .... office manager
Diane Zilliox .... intern
Tai-San Choo .... office intern (uncredited)
Jason Perrine .... office intern (uncredited)
Michael Almereyda .... thanks
Robert Bingham .... in memory of
Johnny Guess .... in memory of
Richard King .... in memory of
Barbara Kopple .... thanks
Traci Kristofferson .... thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks
Fran Lohr .... special thanks
Mickey Newbury .... in memory of
Chloë Sevigny .... thanks
Peggy Underwood .... in memory of
Cindy Van Zandt Lindgram .... special thanks
J.T. Van Zandt .... special thanks
Jeanene Van Zandt .... special thanks
Katie Belle Van Zandt .... special thanks
Will Van Zandt .... special thanks
Jerry Jeff Walker .... thanks

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99 min | Argentina:99 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"A Singer & Songwriter that you must know about!, 12 August 2006
Author: JEVizzusi ( from Orlando Florida USA

Margaret Brown's story of Singer and Songwriter Townes Van Zandt is a wonderful tribute and heartfelt autobiography. In her own retro film style, I felt like I was part of the story of a struggling Musician trying to make it in a world that cared more about the record deal than the songs they produced. Van Zandt stuck to his guns and never sold out and recorded some of finest lyrics and haunting acoustical guitar work anyone has ever heard. The interviews really take you inside this guy's life - head and soul... and raw footage of Townes is aplenty in this film. One comment that will stay with myself forever was a interview with a Tour Manager whom stated: "He was moving up the Concert Tour Circuit... almost to a Motor Coach, YEA, he was ready to go! Van Zandt could care less about so-called fame, and just wrote and played what he felt. And this film sends the message to do whats in your heart, even if it kills ya at a young age. For any Artist, a 'Must See Documentary Film!

John Vizzusi, Behind the Indie Camera / Florida Film Monthly

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