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Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark


Guy
Clark Old Friends Reunion – Front row: Robert Earl Keen, Ramblin’ Jack
Elliott, Guy Clark and Maude the dog. Back row: Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff
Walker, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely and Terry Allen.

Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark:
Documentary feature film to detail the life of legendary songwriter
Long
time music industry veteran, Tamara Saviano, is producing, writing, and
directing a full-length feature documentary on legendary songwriter Guy
Clark. The film is a compelling treatment of a gifted songwriter,
spellbinding character and old school man of the world. Now 73 years
old, Guy and his wife Susanna shaped the outlaw songwriter culture in
Nashville, Tennessee, much as F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald defined the
1920s jazz age in Paris. 
Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark
will include exclusive interview footage with Clark and his friends,
family and colleagues. It will also include extensive and exclusive
audio and video footage from past interviews, unique never-before-seen
photos and images from Clark’s private and family collection and
historical footage. Because of the artistic approach and script, the
documentary will have the feel of a feature film. 
Saviano
has spent countless hours over the past five years collaborating with
Clark on his definitive biography and began working on Without Getting Killed or Caught
in the summer of 2014. Her unique perspective and keen ability to find
the heart of the story have garnered awards and national recognition for
several projects, including the Grammy-winning Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster and the 2012 Americana Album of the Year, This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, also nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album. 
Without Getting Killed or Caught
boasts an impressive management team including co-producer and Director
of Photography Paul Whitfield, Associate Producers Connie Nelson and
Stacy Dean Campbell, Art Director Wendy Thessen, Finance Manager Kurt
Vitolo and Legal Counsel John Beiter.
The
film opens as Guy and his soon-to-be wife, Susanna Talley, pull into
Nashville on a rainy November night in 1971. The white Volkswagen bus is
loaded with everything they own, including a scrap from a burger sack
with a partial lyric that reads: “If I could just get off of this L.A.
Freeway without getting killed or caught.”
Without Getting Killed or Caught
will close with a scene from Guy’s 73rd birthday, an intimate
in-the-round of stories and songs featuring Guy and his Texas compadres
Terry Allen, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joe
Ely, Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker. 
The
remaining parts of the film will be shot next year around Texas in the
Hill Country, Austin, Rockport, Monahans and Houston.  Saviano plans to
debut the film in 2016 as a companion to her biography and in time for
Clark’s 75th birthday. 

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