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Watch TOWNES VAN ZANDT: BE HERE TO LOVE ME For Free Online (Pitchfork TV: One Week Only)

Bumping into Margaret Brown at last night’s screening of The Sacrifice at the Walter Reade reminded me to point everyone in the direction of Pitchfork TV, where for one week only they’re streaming Brown’s excellent documentary Townes Van Zandt: Be Here To Love Me. Or if you prefer to watch your movies the old-fashioned way, visit the film’s official website to order the DVD.

If you don’t happen to know the music of Townes Van Zandt, buy the album Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas right now and get to learnin’ some beautiful, hard truths.

— Michael Tully

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

  • Myra Orton

    I would love to watch the documentary!!

    November 15, 2018
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