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BLAZE at The Wood Shop Brewery

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We are thrilled to be returning to The Wood Shop for our next screening. Inspired by Upland's beautiful wooden beer barrels, we want to share something new that might have slipped under your radar, something we are excited about, and something that will match such a cool setting. BLAZE felt like the perfect fit.

Synopsis: 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. Based on the book "Living in the Woods in a Tree" by Sybil Rosen, 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. 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.
Directed by Ethan Hawke - Starring Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Sam Rockwell, Wyatt Russell, Steve Zahn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Linklater, James Ourso, David Kallaway, Ritchie Montgomery.

Date: Friday, November 16th
Location: Upland Wood Shop Sour Brewery
350 W. 11th Street (next to the brewpub)
Time: Doors 7pm film starts at 8pm
Cost: $7