Without Getting Killed or Caught 

| Documentary
Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, struggles to write poetic songs while balancing a complicated marriage with wife Susanna, and a deep friendship with writer Townes Van Zandt, on whom Susanna forged a passionate dependence.

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Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield (co-director)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jo Harvey Allen ... Self
Terry Allen Terry Allen ... Self
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Self (archive footage)
Susanna Clark Susanna Clark ... Self (archive footage)
Rodney Crowell ... Self
Steve Earle ... Self
Vince Gill ... Self
Sissy Spacek ... Susanna Clark (voice)
Verlon Thompson Verlon Thompson ... Self
Townes van Zandt Townes van Zandt ... Self (archive footage)
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This 90-minute documentary follows Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Townes Van Zandt as they rise from obscurity to reverence: Guy, the Pancho to Van Zandt's Lefty, 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. Based on the diaries of Susanna Clark and Saviano's 2016 book Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, the film tells the saga from Susanna's point of view, with Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek voicing Susanna's narration. Saviano, a longtime figure on the Americana scene as journalist, publicist, artist manager, and Grammy-winning producer, had the complete cooperation of Clark, who sat for interviews on and off camera. Without Getting Killed or Caught (the title comes from Clark's song, "L.A. Freeway") also offers poignant reflections from ... Written by Tamara Saviano

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Taglines:

Townes is her soul. Guy is her heart.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Slow Uvalde Films See more »
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Color (HD)

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16:9 HD
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