MAXXI Auditorium – admission € 5
free for myMAXXI cardholders, with the first 10 cardholders to write to firstname.lastname@example.org having the chance to reserve places one day before the event
A rock star of photography describes the mix of talent, beauty and addiction of a jazz great with a remarkable biography: Chet Baker, “strong, mad and beautiful”, an Apollonian body, toothless after a brawl, a voice that rivalled his own trumpet for spirituality and sadness.
The director Bruce Weber, received an Oscar nomination for this film (United States 1988, 120’), combines stock images, 8 mm film, Celentano (with whom Chet Baker worked on a film: Urlatori alla sbarra) losing himself, like the protagonist, in the dark and tragic sweet depths of his soul.
Film at MAXXI is a Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest and Fondazione MAXXI coproduction.