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.Written by
Ethan Hawke decided to make a biopic of Blaze Foley, a musician who was little known in his lifetime, because he found it important to make a point that it is not only the lives of celebrities that are worth showing on the screen. See more »
There is a mirrored sign for Icehouse beer in the Austin Outhouse bar. Ice beer in as a category and Icehouse itself did not come on the US market until 1993, four years after Foley's death. See more »
A slow kind of movie if you feel like you're going to have a slow kind of day. I've always liked Ethan Hawks and he did a great job directing the movie. I've never heard of Blaze Foley before I saw the movie and I don't plan to ever hear about him again, but we'll worth the choice to see the film.
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