New Guy Clark documentary to get two outdoor screenings at Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria

Special event is being hosted by Austin Film Society, Contemporary Austin


The new documentary “Without Getting Killed or Caught,” which premiered at the virtual South by Southwest Film Festival in March, will get two special outdoor screenings at the Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, with director Tamara Saviano attending.

The screenings, presented by the Austin Film Society and the Contemporary Austin, will be held May 19 and May 20, with gates opening at 7:15 p.m. and the film starting at 8:15 p.m.

The film focuses on the late Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark and his marriage to Susanna, a songwriter in her own right. It also explores their complicated relationship with fellow songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The film, which draws upon previously undisclosed documents and tapes compiled by Susanna, won the 2021 Lone Star Award at SXSW.

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The screenings are open to the public as well as to AFS and Contemporary Austin members. Tickets go on sale to members on Wednesday, April 21 and to the public on Friday, April 23. For more information, visit

The screenings will take place at Laguna Gloria’s amphitheater to allow for socially distanced viewing. Guests may bring foldable chairs and blankets. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase, but you ca also bring your own.

Charles Ealy
Charles Ealy
Charles Ealy is a former movies editor for The Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman.

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