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Year: 2004
USA: Palm Pictures
Cast: Townes van Zandt, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Donna Spence, Ann Rice, Luke Sharpe, John Ruehl, Bob "Maverick" Myrick, Frank "Chito" Greer, Fran Lohr, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kevin Eggers, Wrecks Bell, David Olney, Steve Earle, Susanna Clark, Guy Clark, Peggy Underwood, Leland Waddell, Cindy Van Zandt Lindgram, Katie Belle Van Zandt, Mickey White, John Lomax III, Harold Eggers, Will Van Zandt, Jeanene Van Zandt, Dylan Ferrero, Kinky Friedman, Emmylou Harris, Bob Moore, Steve Shelley, Tim Foljahn, Larry Monroe, Lyle Lovett
Director: Margaret Brown
Country: USA
USA: 99 mins
USA Release Date: 16 December 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 2 December 2005 (Limited Release - New York)


The ultimate songwriter's songwriter, Townes Van Zandt had a profound impact on generations of musicians from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones, yet he avoided the commercial success enjoyed by many of his own fans. The film provides an intimate portrait of the legendary artist's haunting music and life.

Director, Margaret Brown focuses on the decision to live his life for his art - to "blow everything off... get a guitar and go!" Her haunting lyrical film, BE HERE TO LOVE ME combines interviews with friends and family with never seen footage of Townes Van Zandt, from rare performance and interview footage to intimate portraits shot in Van Zandt's own home throughout the years. It also includes appearances by many famous musicians including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris.

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