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Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Born to Be Blue

March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Canada, USA & UK

Directed by Robert Budreau
In English
Biography, Drama, Music
97 minutes
Not Rated

Write-Up:
Ethan Hawke is an utterly magnetic screen presence as Chet Baker, the legendary trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the 1950s, became equally famous for his drug addiction. Born to be Blue reimagines Baker’s life as a mixture of factual and fictional events, picking up his story late in his career when — after years of heroin abuse, financial loss, and public disgrace — he stages a comeback.

Quotes:
“Upending the conventions of the musical rise-and-fall formula while still offering a relatively straightforward three-act narrative, the film is anchored by an Ethan Hawke performance that ranks among the best of his career.” – Variety

“Hawke embodies Baker with a high whisper of a voice, missing teeth and a quirky cadence. It’s a riveting performance from first scene to last.” – Roger Ebert

“Ethan Hawke is at his very best in Born to be Blue, a deeply felt and profoundly moving depiction of the relationship between art and addiction.” – We Got This Covered

“A soulful performance… I could absolutely see Hawke’s performance garnering attention from Gotham Independent Film Awards and Independent Spirit Awards voters, if not members of the Academy.” – Hollywood Reporter

Website: http://newrealfilms.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eonpv21rM8

Awards:
2015 nominee Tokyo Grand Prix

Tokyo International Film Festival

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Details

Date:
March 7, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm
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Venue

Paramount Theatre
503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia Canada
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