Born To Be Blue - Films & Words at The Flash

Born To Be Blue - Films & Words at The Flash

Matt Cappy

Sun, January 28, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is all ages

A screening of the IFC Films 2015 release BORN TO BE BLUE with guest lecturer Matt Cappy hosting a question and answer and brief lecture on Chet Baker.

Born To Be Blue
Born To Be Blue
BORN TO BE BLUE
A FILM BY ROBERT BUDREAU

98 MIN / U.S.A / COLOR / 2015 / ENGLISH / NR

2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL SELECTION

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz. 
Matt Cappy
Matt Cappy
If you're anywhere near East Philly you know the name Matt Cappy. If you've seen Jill Scott, The Roots, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, The Mavericks... you've probably seen Matt Cappy.

If you've heard Michael Jackson's "Butterflies", Jill Scott's Gold selling live album "826+", John Legend and The Roots Grammy winning album "Wake Up" you've heard Matt Cappy. And that's just a few of the credits.

Matt Cappy, a Berlin, NJ native, or East Philly as he puts it, has been touring, recording, and performing with the biggest names in music from Neo-Soul, Hio Hop, RnB, Gospel, Latin, Rock and PoP since graduating from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. By the Summer of 2010, Cappy was headlining festivals like Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Bonaroo and Coachella with Jay-Z and guest appearing with The Dave Matthews Band.

Now the world gets to hear Matt's debut album: CHURCH AND STATE: (Ropeadope Records) is an epic beginning with a diverse range of experience and style that tell the story of the man.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org