IMDb > Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Videos (see all 2)
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt -- Open-ended Trailer from Palm Pictures

Overview

User Rating:
8.0/10   838 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 13% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 December 2005 (Germany) See more »
Tagline:
What would you sacrifice to follow your dream?
Plot:
Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Great look into a songwriter whom will be hard to surpass See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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
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)
 
Thanks
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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
99 min | Argentina:99 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Company:

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Townes van Zandt:Breaking even is ending up in Purgatory as far as I can tell. I figure there's heaven, purgatory, hell and the blues. I'm trying to crawl up from the blues, purgatory for me would be... Home Sweet Home!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Heartworn Highways (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Needed YouSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great look into a songwriter whom will be hard to surpass, 10 December 2005
Author: brendan_ocuin from Ireland

I went to see this film with a limit knowledge of the mans music and next to nothing on the life of the man. This film give a great look into a songwriter that has the ability to put into word, what many people will fail to feel in their lifetime. The mix of footage from the Townes own home footage to live performances and interviews with the people who know him make the whole experience a full one and as you leave you will understand how unique he was, his talent was and his effect on people. The film has been made is such a way that it provides a full spectrum into the life. You will both laugh and feel sorrow at the events that made up the life of Townes Van Zandt.

A must see for music lovers.....

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (21 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
When/where did you first hear Townes Van Zandt? lagwager137
favorite TVZ songs ghostshell1234
movie james_logan_howlett
Great Surprise bobpowel-1
Producer from Movie? imdb-7421
Whats The Best Townes Albums after the 1970s? reidronnie72
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Kings & Queen Ray Tarnation I'm Not There. Die, Mommie, Die!
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.