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


Release Date: December 2, 2005 (NY, LA)
Studio: Palm Pictures
Director: Margaret Brown
Screenwriter: Not available
Starring: Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Townes van Zandt
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: 5/10 rating
DVD Review: 8/10 rating
DVD: Click here to buy!
Movie Poster: Not Available
Production Stills: Not Available

Plot Summary: Steve Earle offered to "stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots" to declare him the world's greatest songwriter. In concert, Lucinda Williams often dedicates "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten" to him. Artists, as diverse as Emmylou Harris and The Meat Puppets, have recorded his songs. The late Townes Van Zandt was the kind of artist who is always more famous dead than alive. Born into wealth, Townes was an outsider from the get-go. Clinical depression steered the ragged course as did his appetite for drugs and alcohol. Determined to be a success, Townes eventually had a hit. The royalty checks were welcome, but this mainstream cameo seems to have been awkward for him, and there's tangible discomfort and detachment from it all.

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