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
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These screenings have been postponed due to inclement weather.

The May 19 screening will now take place on Tuesday, May 25; the May 20 screening will now take place on Wednesday, May 26; the May 22 screening will now take place on Thursday, June 10.

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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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This is an in-person, outdoor screening.

  • Reserve a socially-distanced seating pod for 1–2 people ($30) or 3–4 people ($60).
  • Pods are first-come, first-serve. Arrive early for the best seating selection and explore the grounds at your leisure!
  • Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged (no seating provided).
  • Dinner, snacks, and drinks available on site from Spread & Co. Pre-order encouraged! Click here to view the evening's menu and pre-order now!
  • Masks are required except when eating and drinking.
    Co-presented by Austin Film Society and The Contemporary Austin. This project was supported by an AFS Grant.