Wonderful Trailer For The Ethan Hawke Directed Musician Biopic BLAZE
Ethan Hawke directed an outstanding little indie film called Blaze which I had a chance to see at Sundance this year. He did an incredible job telling this story which is based on the life of Blaze Foley, "the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson."
The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.
Ben Dickey stars as Blaze Foley and he did an incredible job in the role. The full cast includes Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Laura Costine, and Charlie Sexton. Blaze will be released on August 17th.