- Official Trailer for Musician Biopic “Blaze” Directed by Ethan Hawke
- American actor Ethan Hawke directed a biographical film “Blaze”, which drew life of country musician Blaze Foley. This marks the sixth film to be directed by Ethan Hawke.
The film is based on 2008's novel "Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze" by Sybil Rosen, who co-wrote the film.
It stars musician Ben Dickey as Foley, Alia Shawkat, Sam Rockwell, Wyatt Russell, Steve Zahn, Kris Kristofferson and Richard Linklater.
The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future.
Principal photography took place in Louisiana and Mississippi in early 2017. The film was premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
It is scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018.
Blaze Foley is American country music singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas.
In 1975, he was living in a small artists' community just outside Whitesburg, Georgia. When he met Sybil Rosenm, both left the artist community and performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Austin, Texas.
In 1989, Blaze Foley was killed by Carey January, the son of Foley's friend Concho January, at a house in the Travis Heights neighborhood. He was at 39.
Blaze Foley recorded three albums, but the master tape of the first album confiscated by the DEA when the executive producer was caught in a drug bust. The second album was stolen from his station wagon. The third album "Wanted More Dead Than Alive" went missing when he died.
But the third studio album was discovered by a friend who was cleaning out his car many years afte Blaze died. This album was released in 2005.
Also "Blaze Foley The Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings", featuring the Muscle Shoals Horns, Foley's first recorded album from a 1984 sessions recorded at Broadway Sound Studio, was released in 2017.
Filmmaker Kevin Triplett created documentary film "Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah" in 2011.
- source : Firstshowing