Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Let's Get Lost
Let's Get Lost is a black-and-white documentary of the life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, written and directed by Bruce Weber. This film follows Baker's turbulent life across the globe as fans, ex-associates, ex-wives, and children talk about the man and the musician. Let's Get Lost traces Baker's career from the 1950s, playing with greats like Charlie Parker, to the 1980s, when his heroin addiction and domestic indifference kept him in Europe.
The film begins near the end of Baker's life. It then looks back to historic footage only to finish in the present moment of the film's making, with Baker looking back at Weber's depiction of his own story and emotionally stating, "It was a dream."