When "Blaze," the biopic about ill-fated Austin singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, newcomer Ben Dickey was a surprise winner of the fest’s Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting. Dickey’s performance in the title role is indeed an impressive debut, but perhaps equally important to the success of the film is Austin musician/producer Charlie Sexton’s portrayal of the legendary Townes Van Zandt.
"Blaze," which also played South By Southwest this year, is now in theaters. We talked to Sexton in March about about what it was like to be in a movie about characters he grew up around as a kid in 1970s-1980s Austin.
Read that story on our premium website.