Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, 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 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career 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 in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (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.
*Additional dates TBD.
Monday, April 18
Doors 9 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
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Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door
*All ages OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
“Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career in Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker non-biopic.” – Variety
“Born to Be Blue serves as an honest and heartfelt ode to not only Chet Baker, but those who revel in the occasional highs and neverending lows that overwhelm the pursuit of art.” – Consequence of Sound
BORN TO BE BLUE (Robert Budreau, 2016 / 14A) | A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker’s musical comeback in the late ’60s.