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JTIFF is thrilled to announce our OPENING NIGHT FEATURE EVENT 

Thursday April 12 at 7PM: BLAZE 

BLAZE (2018) co-written and directed by Ethan Hawke, starring Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, and Charlie Sexton. Presented in person by Ben Dickey!

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. BLAZE captured audiences at Sundance and SXSW and stars musician, Ben Dickey, in the title role, which won him the Sundance Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting. Dickey will present BLAZE in person, then play a live music set with his band, the Beaver Bayou Boys, immediately after the screening. JTIFF Partner PBS39 will co-present and film the Thursday night red carpet event! Reserve your seats today!

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