Date and Time

Wed, May 19
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM Thu, May 20
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM CST

Special Information

Gates will open at 7:15 PM each night. Film introductions will begin at 8:15 PM.


Laguna Gloria Amphitheater
3809 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703

Tickets go on sale April 21 to AFS Members and April 23 to the general public. Support AFS by becoming a member today and you’ll be invited to the exclusive member pre-sale.

Director Tamara Saviano 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. This project was supported by an AFS Grant.

This is an in-person, outdoor screening.

  • Masks will be required during film screening. Please review the updated visitor health & safety guidelines here.
  • Capacity in the amphitheater has been reduced to accommodate social distancing. 
  • Tickets for an individual or household of one to four people will be seated together in a 6 x 6-foot space. All individuals in your household/party must reserve tickets together.
  • Bring a blanket or camp chair; picnics are welcome on the grounds. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase on site from Spread & Co.



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