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
During a montage scene when Blaze is writing postcards from the road, Sybil is shown counting a handful of redesigned $20 bills. Foley was killed in 1989, but the redesigned $20 was not available to the public until 1998. See more »
Blaze was not another story about a washed up country singer who just couldn't help himself, but more like a guy who very humanly did the best he could in a most authentic way. The supporting cast of characters were amazing and this story was about love, destiny, pain and acceptance. Ben wrapped the whole thing up with a bow when delivering the monologue at the end, where Blaze allowed himself just a second to acknowledge his father's effect and his own regrets before putting on the armour and standing up for right. Being lucky enough to attend a Q&A after makes me ready to see it again. Why is Alia Shawkat not listed in cast & crew?
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