"Blaze" - The Carroll County Premier (Rated R)
Friday, August 30th, 2019 @ 7pm
Tickets / Reserved seating: $10
Please consider joining Underground Books on August 30th at 7pm at the Carrollton Center for the Arts for the Carroll County premiere of the 2018 independent film “Blaze,” based on the life of country music legend Blaze Foley who once lived in a tree house in Roopville with script co-writer and Whitesburg resident Sybil Rosen. The film, directed by actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke, debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and now comes home to Carroll County, where Foley began writing songs after meeting Rosen in 1975 at Banning Mill, at the time a quasi-artist colony.
Blaze Foley is best known for his songs “If I Could Only Fly” and “Clay Pigeons,” covered by the likes of Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Merle Haggard. As Rosen recalls in her 2008 memoir and the basis for the film Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley, Foley was once Michael David Fuller, an aspiring but aimless musician who came to 1970s countercultural Carroll County after working as a roadie for the band Buzzard’s Roost, who nicknamed him “Depty Dawg.” It was during Foley’s time living with Rosen in a makeshift platform in the woods of Roopville that he christened himself Blaze Foley and began writing the songs that would one day make him a legend.
“Blaze” is rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, and drug use. The Carroll County premiere will be held at the Carrollton Center for the Arts on Friday, August 30th at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with Sybil Rosen. Tickets are $10, include popcorn and drink, and are now available through the Carrollton Center for the Arts. Tickets are also available for an intimate luncheon with Sybil Rosen on August 29th at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.