Synopsis

A drummer with the legendary Cream and Blind Faith, Ginger Baker is as well known for his antics off stage as he is for his musicianship. Following in the tradition of Searching for Sugar Man, Jay Bulger’s award-winning and frequently hilarious film features contributions from Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, Lars Ulrich and Bakers Cream band members Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.

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Director

Jay Bulger
Film director, boxer and writer Jay Bulger attended Fordham University in the Bronx, where he boxed in several New York Golden Glove tournaments. Photographs of his fighting launched him onto the cover of Vogue and then modelling for brands such as Armani, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenneth Cole and Hermés. After a two-year bout with cancer, Jay dedicated himself to writing and directing and has since published feature articles for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and many other publications. He has directed music videos and commercials for bands such as The Hold Steady, Nightmare of You, The Washington Social Club, Permanent Me, and Playradioplay; for labels including Island, Def Jam, Warner Brothers, East West, Vagrant and French Kiss; and brands such as Pepsi and Disney. For Jay’s 2009 article ‘The Devil and Ginger Baker’ (Rolling Stone), Jay spent three months living with the rock legend in South Africa where Ginger has spent the previous decade living in seclusion. The article and the numerous hours of interviews Bulger captured on film became the premise for his documentary Beware of Mr. Baker. In the spring of 2010, Bulger returned to South Africa with a small film crew to finish making the film - which premiered at the 2012 South by South West Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

Cast

Ginger Baker: Himself


Details

DVD catalogue number: CFW652DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: CFW082BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Documentary, Biography, Music

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Jay Bulger

CAST:
Ginger Baker: Himself
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DURATION: 92 Mins

COUNTRIES: USA

LANGUAGES: English

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Reviews


  • “Insanely enjoyable”

    Nigel Andrews, Financial Times


  • “A juicy slice of rock history”

    Patrick Peters, Empire


  • “Rudely funny”

    Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out


  • “Enthralling”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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