Monday, April 02, 2012

SXSW Review: Beware of Mr. Baker


When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director's nose, it's reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead. And sure enough, the teasing possibility that other outbursts may disrupt the uneasy alliance between legendary drummer Ginger Baker and filmmaker Jay Bulger provides an underlying tension to the aptly titled Beware of Mr. Baker. You can read my complete review of this fascinating documentary here. And you can hear Ginger Baker and his Cream band mates here.

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