Born to Be Blue

Friday, March 25 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ethan Hawke stars as legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in a reimagining of the musician’s struggle to overcome years of drug addiction and stage a late-career comeback. Immersed in the seductive jazz milieu of the 1960s, BORN TO BE BLUE melds fact and fiction in an approach true to its subject’s own creative nature, portraying the life of an artist whose contributions to the music world were as grand as his addictions were tragic. Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival

“Undeniably sexy… Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career.” – Variety

  • Country Canada
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Director Robert Budreau

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