Film Forum Celebrates Its Big 40 with "Let's Get Lost" at MoMA

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of New York's most venerable and beloved institutions, Film Forum, MoMA's Department of Film gave Karen Cooper, the director of Film Forum cart blanche with their February programming. The only criteria was that the selections be nonfiction films that premiered at the iconic movie house. Today MoMA and Cooper will screen the 1988 Bruce Weber classic, Let's Get Lost, a documentary about the tortured jazz heartthrob Chet Baker who fell prey to heroin addiction. This film sings with Weber's trademark black and white celluloid sizzle, and while the story is heartbreaking, the music is melancholy and lovely. If you have the afternoon free I really recommend this trip to the museum.

MoMa, 11 W. 53rd St. (Map), Theater 2, 4 p.m., $10.
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