Mahmovies! Let's Get Lost & Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends

Next Monday's Mahmovies! will have a jazz theme to it. It will start of with the screening of Bruce Weber's Let's Get Lost, a documentary about Chet Baker. This will be followed by a live musical and spoken word performance by Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends.


Let's Get Lost (Bruce Weber 1988)
Duration: 120 min  

Let’s Get Lost is a penetrating Oscar-nominated documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (1929-1988). After a generous amount of screen time devoted to Baker's American career, from his days with Charlie "Bird" Parker and Gerry Mulligan to the formation of his own combo, the film dwells upon Baker's lengthy tenure in Europe. Of particular interest are the clips culled from Baker's appearances in Italian films of the 1960s. In-depth interviews with Baker's friends and co-workers paint a portrait of a troubled genius, whose drug addiction and womanizing gradually eroded his talent. Much of the terminal footage is literally that, showing in harsh detail what Chet Baker had become in his last year on earth.


Read this touching article by Bruce Weber for The Guardian, There will never be another you

"I can't help but carry on searching for a new Chet, so I can make another movie, so I can take photographs for another book, and so once again I can have "just for a thrill" the chance of knowing someone magical that you can never ever forget."


Concert: Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends

Noura Sadaka and Nabil Amarshi

Noura Sadaka and Nabil Amarshi

Nabil Amarshi, Dubai’s veteran double bassist Nabil Amarshi partners up with Lebanese vocalist Nora Sedaka for a series of homegrown introspective experiments to be performed for the first time at Mahmovies!. Joined by a bass clarinet and cello, their music will sway drunkenly between Arabic lullabies and Jazz without settling for a moment in a classifiable genre.

Mahmoud Kaabour, the curator of Mahmovies!, will join for a spoken word and live movie trailer performance around the themes of his upcoming documentary on his grandmother, 'Teta, Alf Marra' (Granny a  thousand times).