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Townes Van Zandt: Be Here to Love Me

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Townes Van Zandt: Be Here to Love Me

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Limited Release Date:
12/02/05
director:
Margaret Brown
distributor:
Palm Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

For all the calm, craggy beauty of his songs, country-folkie Van Zandt was tormented and self-destructive ā€” a dichotomy that informs Margaret Brown’s artful doc Townes Van Zandt: Be Here to Love Me. One minute we see Van Zandt playing a ruminative tune; the next, we hear tales of drug taking, glue sniffing, and career sabotage. Although it doesn’t explain why Van Zandt, who died in 1997, was such a screwup, this is still the cinematic equivalent of a beautifully tragic folk ballad.

COOL CURIO Heartbreaking home movies of baby Townes.