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Deeply affecting and even moreso for those from Southeast Texas.
great portrait of a fascinating heart breaking talent - the amazing singer song writer manic depressive wandering artsy nut big hearted bad ass...with some impressive old footage, an accurate honest feeling portrait...some pieces that make me jealous and others that are horrifying and terrifying..with snippets of music, def well worth a look
Margaret Brown's distressing Townes Van Vandt bio-pic asks many more questions than it is able to answer. The inexplicable collision of mental illness, alcoholism, drug addiction and profound creativity that was Townes' life is often too painful to watch; key pieces of the puzzle don't seem to fit.
All we may ever be able to do is retreat into the music, much like Townes himself did when he was "high, low and in between".
greatest movie ever, townes is amazing
Fourth time I've watched this.
Steve Earle once said "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
I literally got all misty the moment the first song began playing. That's just how powerful Van Zandt's words and voice are, no doubt the reason his music makes such an impression on all who hear it. As with so many great artists, Van Zandt's story is wrought with tragedy, albeit not always the kind one might expect. His tale illustrates how one need not be born poor or underprivileged to know heartache and listlessness and to turn that into something beautiful beyond measure. His music is painful to hear yet it comforts the listener with knowledge that they're not alone, that others have hurt and do hurt and that there is a solace to be found in that camaraderie of broken hearts and restless souls.
This documentary offers a brief glimpse into the life of such a man, his family and friends, and the impact his music has had.
Tragic, that a man with so much ability couldn't rid himself of his inner demons. Van Zandt did leave behind some very honest and listenable music.
lots of interviews footage and insight into one of the greatest song writers to ever walk this mortal coil.
A quite satisfying look at the life of one of music's most dysfunctional treasures. Rather than one dimensionally praising his work, this film glaringly exposes many of the flaws of one of America's finest songwriters of all time.