Date: Saturday 12th October
Time: 5.30 pm
Entrance: € 9,– (Festival passes available!)
Director: Jay Bulger
Production Year: USA 2012, 92 min.
Cast: Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Rotten,
Femi Kuti, Bill Laswell a.o.
English with German Subtitles
A very intimate documentary about the angriest old man of music, the wonderfully mad Ginger Baker.
Many named him the World’s Greatest Drummer as he soared to fame in the legendary first “Supergroup” Cream, with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.
Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Charlie Watts, and Lars Ulrich, Baker’s 4 wives, and 3 grown children all have something to say about him.
With every smash of the drum is a man smashing through life, and smashing the filmmaker’s nose on the last day of filming.
When we are always being told that books and movies have to have “sympathetic” lead characters – well, here’s a documentary that does very well without one.
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