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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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Margaret Brown

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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)

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Color
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Quotes

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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Connections

Features Heartworn Highways (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Copywright: BUG, EMI
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A Fine Tribute to America's Best Songwriter ever!
17 September 2004 | by PithybridSee 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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