Filmscreening on the occassion of the exhibition “Spine, Chapter 20” by R. H. Quaytman

Let’s Get Lost (USA, 1988)
Directed by: Bruce Weber
English without subtitles
35mm, b&w

Traveling with the elusive jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker, the Filmmaker and Photographer Bruce Weber weaves together the life story of a jazz great. Weber accompanied Baker with his camera during one year which turned out to be the last year of Baker`s life. The film uses excerpts from Italian B movies, rare performance footage, and candid interviews with Baker, musicians, friends, ex-wives and his children in what turned out to be the last year of his life. Winner of the 1989 Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival “Let’s Get Lost” has also been nominated for an Academy Award.

This film event takes place on the occasion of R. H. Quaytman’s exhibition entitled “Spine, Chapter 20” which can be visited at Kunsthalle until September 04, 2011.

Location: STADTKINO Basel (Klostergasse 5)
Admission: 12.-/For members of the Basler Kunstverein 6.-
Afterwards Bar

Image: Filmstill from “Let’s Get Lost” (1989) by Bruce Weber