jazz on film

let's get lost
Let's Get Lost: Chet Baker
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Presented with the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Explore the brilliance and virtuosic rebellion of jazz music in this boutique film season featuring biographies of jazz icons, psychedelic free jazzploitation, sublime soundtracks and legendary performances.

Sunday 26 April - Saturday 2 May 2009
Full $13 Concession $10

jazz on a summer's day

The classic documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival has a freewheeling vérité style that perfectly captures the event, and the time.

charlie haden rambling boy

An intimate documentary of one of the great jazz bassists, whose collaboration with Ornette Coleman helped usher in the 'free jazz' movement.

sun ra: space is the place

Avant-jazz keyboardist Sun Ra's '74 sci-fi musical odyssey takes in black power, inner-city rap sessions and a world concert to blow your mind!

let's get lost

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber weaves together in glorious black and white the tragic rise and fall of jazz idol Chet Baker.

touch of evil

Henry Mancini's electrifying jazz score brings to life Orson Welles' sleazy Mexican border town in this complex, seedy, late '50s crime noir.

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