Big Sky Film Series @ The Top Hat Lounge - June 17, 2013 - FREE ADMISSION!
BEWARE OF MR BAKER
Jay Bulger, 2012, USA, 100 minutes
Top Hat Lounge, Missoula, Montana
June 17, 2013 - Screening at 8 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director’s nose, it’s reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead. And sure enough, the teasing possibility that other outbursts may disrupt the uneasy alliance between legendary drummer Ginger Baker and filmmaker Jay Bulger provides an underlying tension to the aptly titled “Beware of Mr. Baker.” This fascinating portrait of the aging rock god as an angry old coot won the documentary jury award at SXSW in 2012.
"Probably music's angriest old man, Baker gives the American journalist and film-maker Jay Bulger pure film gold" - The Gaurdian
"a stranger-than-fiction portrait of the heroically talented, thoroughly misanthropic drummer Ginger Baker" - Rolling Stone
"how much might he still accomplish — if he weren’t his own worst enemy?" - Variety~ Read full entry ~