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The Big Screen: Ethan Hawke Talks ‘Blaze’

by Stephen Becker 22 Aug 2018 1:24 PM

The native Texan directs the Austin singer-songwriter to a new generation of music fans



Blaze Foley is a name only diehard music lovers are familiar with. But if you’re a fan of Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt or John Prine, you’re a fan of Foley’s. A new movie about the Austin singer-songwriter’s life opens this weekend, and we sat down with its writer, director and native Texan, Ethan Hawke, who says he made the movie in part to confront the extreme good luck he’s had in his own career.

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