SXSW 2021 NEWS: Without Getting Killed or Caught Special Screening

By Liz Lopez

The Austin Film Society (AFS), in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, are hosting an outdoor screening of the documentary Without Getting Killed or Caught on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703. Without Getting Killed or Caught was screened in the 2020 Spotlight category during the SXSW Film Festival in March and this is an opportunity for the public to view it. Also present will be the co-directors Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield, musical artist Jack Ingram (May 19), and special guests in person.

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.

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Source: SXSW, Austin Film Society, The Contemporary Austin

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