Townes Van Zandt - Be Here to Love Me
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- Commentary by director Margaret Brown, cinematographer Lee Daniel and musician Joe Ely
- Rare and intimate performances by Townes Van Zandt and others
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Top Customer Reviews
This documentary features TVZ singing many of his songs while we witness his deterioration. He died at age 52 of complications following a broken hip and (probably) an overdose of alcohol. Nobody was suprised. Guy Clark says at his funeral that he "booked this gig 30 years ago." TVZ never made any money nor sold many records, but it's a pretty good guess that people will be singing his songs for the next 100 years. They're that good.
Among the people talking about TVZ in this film are his wives (three), children, and a host of other singers: Kris Kristofferson, Willie, Emmylou, Clark, Earle, and a bunch more. It's a touching and a frightening story. The story of TVZ is a bit like that of Vincent Van Gogh: immensely talented artists --but nobody envies them for their lives.
This biopic shows all sides of the songwriter; the genius, the alcoholic, the friend, the father, and the troubled soul.
I would highly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of Townes and anyone who wants a glimpse into the mind of a true musical visionary.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not a scholar, Townes had been dead probably 15 years by the time a version of "Waiting Around to Die" I still can't find. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Daman G.
Good movie, but really depressing! We like, to play his songs, but overall, it is sad that he lived such a drunken, drugged life even though he was a great songwriter.Published 1 month ago by Annette
Did not watch. Sent back ordered by mistake. Sounds good but my machine is giving me problemsPublished 5 months ago by philip h mccarty