It is to Hawke's credit that he has invested what clout he has gathered in his industry into this study of an artist who never gathered much clout at all -- and that the resulting film has the warm, weary rhythms of Foley's own songs. Hawke has framed the film as a eulogy, a romance and a command performance. At a radio station interview after Foley's death, Charlie Sexton's Van Zandt tells Foley stories and plays the searing tribute "Blaze's Blues." This is intercut with scenes from Foley's life, most notably lively, lovely glimpses of the months he lived in an off-the-grid cabin with actress and writer Sybil Rosen, played by Alia Shawkat; Ben Dickey's Foley and Shawkat's Rosen seem fully, breathlessly lost in each other. Finally, threaded all through this is Foley's final performance, to an indifferent crowd at an Austin club on the final night of his life. Foley's art was delicate and demanding, avowedly not for everyone, given its power by its own cussed integrity. The same goes for Hawke's film.