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Beware of Mr. Baker


Fri, Apr 27 6:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Sat, Apr 28 1:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sat, May 5 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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92 minutes | USA  | International Premiere | Rating: 18A

Very few films can say their opening scene involves the main character breaking the director’s nose, but as this film’s title suggests Ginger Baker is a man to approach with caution. A madman and a genius best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith, Baker is often lauded as the inventor of rock ’n’ roll drumming. Beware of Mr. Baker now finds him living in his fortified compound in South Africa, desperate for cash. Chain-smoking and ingesting copious amounts of morphine, he’s living with his 29-year-old internet bride and 39 polo ponies. Featuring interviews with his ex-wives, his children and many of the greatest living musicians who know him (such as Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, Femi Kuti, Neil Peart and Marky Ramone) this is a look back at a tumultuous career through explosive interviews with one of rock’s greatest characters. Charlotte Cook

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Jay Bulger

Andrew Karsch
Fisher Stevens
Erik Gordon

Executive Producer(s)
Tony Palmer
Julie Goldman

Jay Bulger

Eric Robbins

Abhay Sofsky

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