Without Getting Killed or Caught

Guy Clark, his wife Susanna and their close pal Townes Van Zandt were Texas expats who made their Nashville home a Bermuda Triangle of passion and creativity — a salon that included Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and other now-iconic songwriters. With Without Getting Killed or Caught (which played earlier this year at the Belcourt), longtime publicist and authorized biographer Tamara Saviano and filmmaker Paul Whitfield — also longtime Nashvillians — deliver a documentary that illuminates the fiery passions between the three through historic footage; interviews with Crowell, Earle, Vince Gill and Verlon Thompson; and Sissy Spacek voicing Susanna’s diaries. The clear-eyed result gets to the heart of the tumult.

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