2018 | USA | NR | 127 min.


State Theatre Thu, Aug 2, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2018
Runtime:127 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ethan Hawke
Produced by:Ethan Hawke
Ryan Hawke
Jake Seal
John Sloss
Screenwriter:Ethan Hawke
Sybil Rosen
Cinematography:Steve Cosens
Editing By:Jason Gourson
Cast:Benjamin Dickey
Alia Shawkat
Josh Hamilton
Charlie Sexton


Written and directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze is inspired by the legend of Blaze Foley, a Texas outlaw country singer who tragically died in 1989 before ever hittin’ the big time. Moving seamlessly between three different periods, the film explores his love affair with Sybil Rosen (who co-wrote the screenplay), the days leading up to his death, and the reminiscences of his closest friends after he is gone. Featuring an incredible acting and musical performance by Benjamin Dickey (remember his name) and a star-studded supporting cast (Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Kris Kristofferson, and more), Blaze is a profoundly bittersweet and beautiful country music tragedy that will leave tears in your eyes and hope in your heart.