As a musician, Townes Van Zandt was legendary -- perhaps one of the greatest who ever lived, inspiring
a range of artists from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones to Steve Earle. As a man, a husband, and a father his life was as
tragic as the songs he wrote. Van Zandt was an enigma to his family, torned between a deep longing for home and the nomadic lifestyle that was necessary for his livelihood. Director Margaret Brown's BE HERE TO LOVE ME is an artful, expertly directed portrait of both sides of Van Zandt, and displays an insightfullook at the sacrifices, challenges, and consequences faced in pursuit of a dream.
Haunting and lyrical, BE HERE TO LOVE ME combines in-depth interviews with friends, artists
and family with never-before-seen of Van Zandt; from rare performance and interview footage
to intimate portraits of Van Zandt’s private moments.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
Bonus interviews with Nanci Griffith,
Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Joe Ely,
Michael & Margo Timmins
(Cowboy Junkies) and many others.
Additional rare Townes performances
Director commentary track