Thu January 3, 2008
Let's Get Lost
Baker documentary showing at Ruth Sokolof Theater.
Omaha, Nebraska – Let's Get Lost can be rediscovered by jazz fans this week.
Unseen for more than a decade, photographer Bruce Weber's Oscar-nominated documentary about jazz icon Chet Baker comes to us in a newly restored 35mm print.
This bittersweet documentary film candidly reveals the life of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. Becoming a major cool jazz artist in the 1950s, Baker won jazz polls and performed with the world's best jazz musicians, until drug addiction sidelined him for much of the 1960s. A painful comeback ensued in the 1970s, marred by the trumpeter's own self-destructive lifestyle which eventually got the best of him. Baker died after falling from a hotel window in 1988.
"Mr. Weber's black-and-white hipster fantasia is as beautiful, and as nutty, as ever. Maybe the jivest great movie ever made." (The New York Times).
Chet Baker: Let's Get Lost is being shown through Thursday, January 10th at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 14th & Webster in Omaha.
Running Time: 120 minutes.
Showtimes are 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00.
For more information call 402-933-0259 or visit filmstreams.org