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Let's Get Lost

  • Underground Exchange Ojai 1016 West Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA, 93023 United States (map)

Join us Friday, May 18th for a tribute to legendary jazz musician and singer Chet Baker, with the documentary "Let's Get Lost". Let's Get Lost is a 1988 American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber. A group of Baker fans, ranging from ex-associates to ex-wives and children, talk about the man. Weber’s film traces the man’s career from the 1950s, playing with jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and Russ Freeman, to the 1980s, when his heroin addiction and domestic indifference kept him in Europe. By juxtaposing these two decades, Weber presents a sharp contrast between the younger, handsome Baker — the statuesque idol who resembled a mix of James Dean and Jack Kerouac — to what he became, “a seamy looking drugstore cowboy-cum-derelict”, as J. Hoberman put it in his Village Voice review. The film begins at 7:00, and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door and of course, complimentary popcorn! 

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Earlier Event: May 12
Festival Express