Without Getting Killed or Caught

Without Getting Killed or Caught

Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Townes Van Zandt 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 American music’s most influential songs. Adapted from Susanna's diaries and the 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 as the voice of Susanna. The emotional zing comes from Susanna’s secret audio diaries, serving as a witness to a fated intersection of love, art, and tragedy.

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Tamara Saviano

Paul Whitfield




Showrunner: Tamara Saviano
Directors: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield
Executive Producer: Bart Knaggs, Jay Newberg, Barry Poss
Producer: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield
Screenwriter: Tamara Saviano, Bart Knaggs
Cinematographer: Paul Whitfield
Editor: Sandra Adair
Production Designer: Paul Whitfield
Music: Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson
Principal Cast: Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Sissy Spacek, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Jo Harvey Allen, Terry Allen, Verlon Thompson, Vince Gill
Additional Credits: Rerecording Mixer: Tom Hammond, Associate Producer: Connie Nelson, Music Supervisor: Andrea von Foerster, Illustrations: Mel Chin, Camera: Glen Danles, Camera: Stacy Dean Campbell, Camera: Tom Zaleski, Photography: Wendy Halverson, Production Assistant: Will Duncan, Production Assistant: Forrest Finn


Public Film Contact
Tamara Saviano
Slow Uvalde Films, LLC
Publicity Contact
Heather Wagner Reed
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 94 mins