Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Previously Unknown: The Legend of Blaze Foley
On May 5th, The University of Texas Documentary Center and Screen Door Film will present a special sneak-preview screening of the documentary PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN: THE LEGEND OF BLAZE FOLEY, directed by Austin filmmaker Kevin Triplett. The film will screen at Studio 4D in the CMB Building on the campus of UT at 7 PM.
Larry Monroe (KUT Radio Legend) will host our post-screening panel discussion, which will include:
Kevin Triplett - director of Previously Unknown
Mandy Mercier – Songwriter, friend of Blaze
Gurf Morlix – Producer, friend of Blaze
Wednesday, May 5th
Studio 4D, CMB Building, 4th floor
(big black building at the corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton)
Austin, TX 78705
About the film
Born in a tree house, killed in a friend's living room and 86'ed from his own funeral, Blaze Foley is now a bona fide country music legend. His heartfelt songs are covered by Merle Haggard, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Incorporating rare recordings, original artwork and archival material, BLAZE FOLEY weaves a tale of caution and inspiration for all artists, demonstrating how easily an everyday man can fail in the business world and yet succeed as a legend.
This is the first documentary by Kevin Triplett, who also is the owner of Mopac Media in Austin, TX.