“It was a dream,” says Chet Baker, in a whispery and faraway tone. “Things like that don’t happen. Just to very few.” Arriving near the end of Bruce Weber’s strange and impressionistic film Let’s Get Lost, the scene and its sentiment feel emblematic. Baker is reflecting on the recent experience of shooting the film, but his words could easily apply to the greater haze of his life and career.
Let’s Get Lost is a documentary that feels like fiction, thanks to the combined contribution of Weber, an icon-savvy photographer, and Baker, an incorrigible self-mythologist.