ENCORE SCREENING EVENT -- THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1st
Featuring a discussion and book signing with special guest screenwriter SYBIL ROSEN and live music with FESTER HAGOOD and LEVI LOWREY, who will share their love of Blaze Foley's music by performing some of his best songs before the film.
6:00p -- MEET & GREET BOOK SIGNING with SYBIL ROSEN
7:00p -- LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE with FESTER HAGOOD and LEVI LOWREY
7:30p -- BLAZE FILM SCREENING followed by DISCUSSION with SYBIL ROSEN
SYBIL ROSEN is the co-writer of BLAZE, co-written and directed by Ethan Hawke, and the movie is based on her memoir, "Living in the Woods in a Tree, Remembering Blaze Foley," published in 2008. Her young adult novel "Speed of Light" won the 1999 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers and was nominated for a 2000 Mark Twain Award. "Riding the Dog," a collection of short stories that all take place on a Greyhound bus, won the Gold Medal for the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Fiction/Short Story. She currently lives in rural Georgia.
An award winning singer songwriter from Dacula, GA, LEVI LOWREY is the co-writer of the multi-platinum Zac Brown Band hit song, "Colder Weather." He has toured the country extensively supporting acts such as Mumford and Sons, Zac Brown Band, and Blackberry Smoke.
For nearly 20 years, Athens, Georgia native FESTER HAGOOD has haunted the dive bars and pool halls of the Southeast, sharing his unique blend of songwriting and Southern storytelling. With a voice as seasoned as a grandmother's cast iron, Fester combines the wry whit of John Prine with the deep layers of a Guy Clark song.
ABOUT THE FILM: 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, this feature film directed by Ethan Hawke 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. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.