Four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke joins us at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Friday, September 21, 2018 for a Q&A following our 7:00 PM opening night screening of his latest film as a director, Blaze.
UPDATE: Our 7pm screening of Blaze is sold out – so director Ethan Hawke will now join us in person for a Q&A following 3pm show of the film, and will introduce a 9:55pm screening as well. Get tickets at the link…
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.
About Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is a Tony and four-time Academy Award nominated actor and writer whose diverse career as a novelist, actor, director, and screenwriter spans more than three decades. Blaze is his most recent foray into directing, which he also wrote and produced, with his production company Under the Influence Productions. His other directing credits include Chelsea Walls, The Hottest State and the critically acclaimed documentary Seymour: An Introduction. Hawke starred in Paul Schrader’s acclaimed First Reformed and co-starred alongside Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd in the Judd Apatow produced romantic comedy Juliet, Naked based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel of the same name.
Blaze and Juliet, Naked marked Hawke’s 12th and 13th films to screen at the Sundance Film Festival, with Blaze being the first time he attended as a director. He previously attended the festival for Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites, David Salle’s Search and Destroy, Peter McCarthy’s Floundering, Michael Almareyda’s Hamlet, Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini’s 10,000 Saints, Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan as well as Richard Linklater’s films Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Before Midnight and Tape.
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