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

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Ely ... Himself - Musician
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Himself - Musician
Willie Nelson ... Himself - Musician
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Musician
Donna Spence Donna Spence ... Herself - Sister
Ann Rice Ann Rice ... Herself - First Cousin
Luke Sharpe Luke Sharpe ... Himself - High School Classmate
John Ruehl John Ruehl ... Himself - Shattuck Classmate
Bob 'Maverick' Myrick Bob 'Maverick' Myrick ... Himself - College Roommate
Frank 'Chito' Greer Frank 'Chito' Greer ... Himself - Friend
Fran Lohr Fran Lohr ... Herself - First Wife
Jerry Jeff Walker Jerry Jeff Walker ... Himself - Musician
Kevin Eggers Kevin Eggers ... Himself - Record Producer and Label Owner
Wrecks Bell Wrecks Bell ... Himself - Bass Player
David Olney 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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

22 December 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,098, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$129,424, 26 March 2006
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Rake Films See more »
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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Color
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Guy Clark - Musician: I saw him do stuff when he was just perfect. Perfectly at ease, relaxed, not fucked up, just high just having fucking 1965 feel hippy high playing his fucking heart out - songs that just took your breath away.
Guy Clark - Musician: That's our job to try to hit that mark.
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Features Heartworn Highways (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Waitin' Round to Die
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Courtesy of Tomato Records
Copywright: BUG
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Townes Van Zandt: The best songwriter of the past 100 years
26 November 2006 | by reverendtomSee all my reviews

I can say without a doubt, that Townes Van Zandt is simply best American songwriter of the past century. He owes a lot to classic bluesmen like Lightnin Hopkins and country balladeers like Hank Williams, but for my money, he's the greatest. He has an economy of words and a poetry that none of his competition comes close to. Many people would site Dylan as the greatest, but I think Townes blows him out of the water. There is a rawness, and realness to Townes that you very rarely hear in music, period. You can feel the pain and longing that haunted this man, also the genius poet at work and occaissonally goofy fun lover in all his songs. I discovered Townes thanks to this movie, so I feel indebted to it for introducing me to some of the best music I've ever heard.


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