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Xcèntric 2017

Musical portraits (II): Let’s Get Lost

The CCCB's cinema


Xcèntric presents two sessions dedicated to the music documentary. Two feature films that explore the creativity and the states of mind of two inspired musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and singer and jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, the former at a peak of artistic mastery, the latter, devastated, in the twilight of his career and his life.

Well-known fashion photographer Bruce Weber (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1946) portrays mythical jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in this classic work. Masterfully filmed during his last tour, it interweaves the portrait of a Chet Baker consumed by drugs with interviews with friends and people close to the musician and footage from the fifties. Weber portrays the rise and fall of a genius of cool jazz, admired by Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, and many others. A stark portrait, in flashback form, of one of music’s greats.

Bruce Weber:

Let’s Get Lost, 1988, 35 mm, 119 min. Spanish subtitles.

Directors: Bruce Weber

This activity is part of Xcèntric 2017

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José Rodríguez Soltero, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Kerry Laitala, Bruce Conner, Travis Wilkerson, Laida Lertxundi, Thom Andersen, Morgan Fisher, Ju Anqi, Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel, Bruce Weber, Eduardo Williams are some of the filmmakers featured in our programme March - April 2017 of Xcèntric. 

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