IMAGE: Without Getting Killed or Caught, 2020. Image courtesy Austin Film Society.

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Film: Without Getting Killed or Caught

Gates open 7:15P; Film starts 8:15P

Without Getting Killed or Caught is the true story of Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, who struggles to write poetic songs while balancing a complicated marriage with wife Susanna, and a deep friendship with Townes Van Zandt, on whom Susanna forged a passionate dependence.

Narrated in Susanna’s voice by Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek, the documentary follows the trio as they rise from obscurity to reverence: Guy, struggling to establish himself as the Dylan Thomas of American music, while Susanna pens hit songs and paints album covers for top artists, and Townes spirals in self-destruction after writing some of Americana music’s most enduring and influential ballads. (Dirs. Tamara Saviano & Paul Whitfield, 2020, 95 minutes)
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Co-presented by Austin Film Society and The Contemporary Austin.