2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Saturday, March 19
4:15PM - 5:51PM

Hashtags: #sxsw #asongforyoufilm

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, with performances from Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Alabama Shakes, and Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere. This film highlights the PBS series’ evolution, proving that after 40 years, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the TV show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 96min

Director: Keith Maitland

Producer: Tom Gimbel, Susan Thomson

Cinematographer: Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson

Editor: Austin Reedy

Additional Credits: Coordinating Producer: Hillary Pierce

Principal Cast: Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Ray Vaughan, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy


Keith Maitland is the Director and Producer of feature documentaries TOWER and A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY, both premiering in 2016. His last feature documentary, the ITVS-funded, Emmy-nominated, THE EYES OF ME, a year-in-the-life of four blind teens, premiered at SXSW in 2009 and broadcast on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS.

Public Film Contact
Keith Maitland
(646) 325-8398

Publicity Contact
Hillary Pierce



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