didn’t want his latest film to feel like something made on a whim. Making “Blaze
,” a biopic of the late country singer Blaze Foley
, Hawke realized that directing a movie is only worthwhile if it feels like it’s something you need to do.
“It means so much to me. A ‘labor of love’ sounds like something you do as a hobby to me,” Hawke said, speaking at the IndieWire Sundance Studio presented by Dropbox. Of making films (of which this is his fourth) he added, “It’s what I want to be alive for.”
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As an artist, Foley (played in the film by Benjamin Dickey
) has gained a growing amount of respect and fame since his untimely passing in 1989. “Blaze
” looks to tell the full story of the “Clay Pigeons” singer