In the 1950s, Chet Baker's jazz trumpeting, intimate crooning, and pretty boy good looks epitomized West Coast cool. When famed photographer Bruce Weber caught up with him three decades later, time and drug addiction had ravaged his life and angelic beauty. Filmed during what would turn out to be Baker's final year, this bittersweet portrait intercuts gorgeous black and white footage of the gaunt, latter-day Baker with images of the young jazz trumpeter in 1950s footage and photographs by William Claxton. Let’s Get Lost won the Critics' Prize at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. 


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Director
Bruce Weber
Released
1988
Country
USA
Running Time
119 minutes
Format
35mm, B/W