October 13 – 18
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.
Dir: Ethan Hawke / 2018 / US / 127 min
“Director Ethan Hawke turns the story of hard-livin’ troubadour Blaze Foley into a tribute to artistic integrity – and the best music biopic of the year.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Blaze feels like a cinematic translation of not just Blaze Foley’s life but his music, anchored by two incredibly likable, lived-in performances.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“What Hawke has provided here, with plenty of grace and a minimum of fuss, is an elegy for a life that went missing, more smolder than blaze, and a chance to hear the songs of the unsung.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker
SCREENING: SAT 10/13 4:00PM & 9:00PM; SUN 10/14 7:30PM; TUE 10/16 4:00PM; WED 10/17 4:00PM; THU 10/18 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.