Saturday, 7 June 2008

Sat 7th June: Lets Get Lost

Bruce Weber generously gave a Q&A session after the showing of his new release last evening at the comfortably lush "Screen On The Green". Here he is afterwords, answering more intimate questions to the scardy cats who didn't put their mit up the first time round. I loved the way he translated his own experience of watching the film ("Lets Get Lost" about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker)..................apparently he has an inexplicable hunch that Chet is watching from heaven, and the film will unfold in a certain mood governed by Chet's feeling that day ............luckily Bruce thought this showing was a positive one, as Chet would have loved and approved of the atmosphere of this Islington cinema. I first saw a Bruce Weber film in 2001 at the Castro Cinema in San Fransisco. I chanced upon "Chop Suey" when I visited the beautiful 1920's cinema, just to see the Wurlitzer organ that is played in the interval. Who knows, perhaps this was a favourite film retreat of Chets when he wasn't playing his trumpet down at The Black Hawk...................

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