Need to Know: 5 Bruce Weber Films

11.19.2013

By Out.com Editors

A retrospective of the legendary photographer/filmmaker's works reminds us of his lasting influence

Portrait of Bruce Weber. | Courtesy Little Bear Films.

Although most people remember Bruce Weber for his iconic (and erotic) photography, he was also an accomplished filmmaker. As critic Terrence Rafferty wrote in The New York Times:

"The enduring fascination of Let’s Get Lost, the reason it remains powerful even now, when every value it represents is gone, is that it’s among the few movies that deal with the mysterious, complicated emotional transactions involved in the creation of pop culture — and with the ambiguous process by which performers generate desire. [Baker is] the front man for Mr. Weber’s meditations on image making and its discontents."

New York City's Film Forum began a retrospective of the artist's work last week, with a 25th anniversary screening of Let's Get Lost, his Oscar-nominated portrait of jazz icon (and James Dean lookalike) Chet Baker. The BRUCE WEBER retrospective continues through Nov. 21

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