Blaze

Blaze

R

Released:
Length: 127min
Director(s): Ethan Hawke
Cast: Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Ben Dickey, Charlie Sexton

BLAZE is inspired by 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.

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and drug use.

Bijou age restriction for all films: Children under 12 are not permitted. Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult

Sundance Film Festival

Winner of Special Jury Prize for Achievement in Acting-Ben Dickey

Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Drama- Ethan Hawke