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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

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color
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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

Don't You Take it Too Bad
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Copywright: BUG
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"A Singer & Songwriter that you must know about!
12 August 2006 | by JEVizzusiSee all my reviews

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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