Born to Be Blue (2015)

  • Manship Theatre 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 60's.

Directed by Robert Budreau

Written by Robert Budreau

Starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker whose tumultuous life is thrillingly re-imagined with wit, verve, and style to burn.  In the 1950's, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool.  By the 1960's, he was all but washed up, his carer and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.  In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker's life at a key moment int he 1960's, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flam (Carmen Ejogo).  Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke's virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

Cost:  $9.50, plus fees- call for discounts.

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Film Length:  97 minutes

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