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Ethan Hawke, USA 2018, 127’
Polish premiere
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Musician Blaze Foley, or rather David Michael Fuller, died in 1989. He was reportedly buried with everything he owned, and that wasn't very much: he even used duct tape on the tips of his cowboy boots. When If I Could Only Fly, which Foley had written, was sung by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, he kept a piece of newspaper in his shoe for months in which Haggard had called it one of the best country songs of recent years. In Ethan Hawke's film, he finally gets a chance to speak in his own voice, a voice whose sound was sometimes irritating-it wasn't without reason that Lucinda Williams dedicated the song Drunken Angel to him. But with the help of his former partner, Sybil Rosen, and newcomer Ben Dickey, Hawke finds in the musician a huge amount of tenderness. In what is undoubtedly the best film he has directed so far, Hawke makes reference to Foley's last album, recorded live just before his tragic death, with Kris Kristofferson and Richard Linklater in the background. I don't want to be a star, I want to be a legend, says Foley, as played by Dickey. He may just have accomplished that.

Marta Bałaga


Louisiana IFF 2018 – LIFF Award, Sundance FF 2018 – Special Jury Prize

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Ethan Hawke

Born in Austin, Ethan Hawke is an American actor, screenwriter, novelist and director. A four-time Oscar nominee, including for his role in Richard Linklater's Boyhood and for the screenplays for  Before Sunset and  Before Midnight. His acting credits include Dead Poets SocietyTraining Day and Gattaca. He made his directorial debut in 1994 with the short Straight to One. His latest film, Blaze, about country musician Blaze Foley, was an award winner at the Sundance Festival.


1994 Straight to One (short)

2001 Hotel Chelsea

2006 The Hottest State

2014 Seymour: An Introduction (doc.)

2018 Blaze

Cast & Crew

director Ethan Hawke
screenplay Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen
cinematography Steve Cosens
editing Jason Gourson
music Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt
cast Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Martin Bats Bradford
producer Jake Seal, Ethan Hawke, John Sloss, Ryan Hawke
production Under the Influence
sales The Exchange
language English
colouration colour
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