BLAZE

by Ethan Hawke
BLAZE

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 127'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Blaze is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas country music movement that spawned many music talents as 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.

Director

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke (Austin, TX, USA, 1970) is an actor, writer, director and screenwriter. He made his film debut with the 1985 science-fiction feature Explorers, and then he appeared in numerous films before taking a role in Reality Bites (1994) for which he received critical praise. Hereafter he worked on eight different films together with Richard Liklater, including one full trilogy and Boyhood, one project that shot over the course of twelve years. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, is an author of three novels, and one graphic novel and he appeared in many theater productions. He directed feature films. His Seymour: An Introduction was listed by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the best docs of 2015. Blaze is Ethan Hawke’s fourth feature film.

Filmography:
Straight to One (cm, 1994), Stay - I Missed You (cm, video, 1994), Chelsea Walls (2001), The Hottest State (L’amore giovane, 2006), Seymour: An Introduction (doc., 2014), Blaze (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Ethan Hawke
soggetto/story
dal romanzo/from the novel Living in the Woods in a Tree di/by Sybil Rosen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen
fotografia/cinematography
Steve Cosens
montaggio/film editing
Jason Gourson
costumi/costume design
Lee Kyle
scenografia/production design
Thomas Hayek
musica/music
Shelby Gaines
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Benjamin Dickey (Blaze Foley), Alia Shawkat (Sybil), Josh Hamilton (Zee), Charlie Sexton (Townes Van Zandt)
produttori/producers
Ryan Hawke, Jake Seal, John Sloss, Ethan Hawke
produzione/production
Ansgar Media, Cinetic Media, Village Studios

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contatti/contacts
The Exchange
[email protected]
www.theexchange.ws

Director statement

“[Living in the Woods in a Tree] was a memoir about Sybil and the relationship to Blaze both as a man and as a ghost. And it was a very interesting book and I thought, well this could be a movie. And so then it just started taking shape – that it could be this love story along with some other things. And it happened pretty effortlessly.”

Synopsis Learn more

Blaze is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas country music movement that spawned many music talents as 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.

Director All about direction

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke (Austin, TX, USA, 1970) is an actor, writer, director and screenwriter. He made his film debut with the 1985 science-fiction feature Explorers, and then he appeared in numerous films before taking a role in Reality Bites (1994) for which he received critical praise. Hereafter he worked on eight different films together with Richard Liklater, including one full trilogy and Boyhood, one project that shot over the course of twelve years. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, is an author of three novels, and one graphic novel and he appeared in many theater productions. He directed feature films. His Seymour: An Introduction was listed by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the best docs of 2015. Blaze is Ethan Hawke’s fourth feature film.

Filmography:
Straight to One (cm, 1994), Stay - I Missed You (cm, video, 1994), Chelsea Walls (2001), The Hottest State (L’amore giovane, 2006), Seymour: An Introduction (doc., 2014), Blaze (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Ethan Hawke
soggetto/story
dal romanzo/from the novel Living in the Woods in a Tree di/by Sybil Rosen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen
fotografia/cinematography
Steve Cosens
montaggio/film editing
Jason Gourson
costumi/costume design
Lee Kyle
scenografia/production design
Thomas Hayek
musica/music
Shelby Gaines
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Benjamin Dickey (Blaze Foley), Alia Shawkat (Sybil), Josh Hamilton (Zee), Charlie Sexton (Townes Van Zandt)
produttori/producers
Ryan Hawke, Jake Seal, John Sloss, Ethan Hawke
produzione/production
Ansgar Media, Cinetic Media, Village Studios

**
contatti/contacts
The Exchange
[email protected]
www.theexchange.ws

Director statement Read more

“[Living in the Woods in a Tree] was a memoir about Sybil and the relationship to Blaze both as a man and as a ghost. And it was a very interesting book and I thought, well this could be a movie. And so then it just started taking shape – that it could be this love story along with some other things. And it happened pretty effortlessly.”