The latest film directed by the wonderful actor Ethan Hawke has an unusual man for a protagonist: Blaze is a country-blues singer, but a hurly-burly man, limping, drinking excessively, and talking mostly incomprehensively, though he can write songs of solitude and longing like no other. However, as his fame rises, his self-destructive rage brings his star down. Making its premiere at Sundance, Blaze tells the life story of Blaze Foley, the unsung, hard-living songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, who wrote hit tunes that included "If I Could Only Fly" and "Election Day".