Searching for Sugar Man

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Searching for Sugar Man
Date:
February 24, 2013
Schedule:
Showtimes (change daily)
Sunday, February 24th / Bagel Brunch at 10am / Film at 11am
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Vic Skolnick SUNDAY SCHMOOZE
Brunch, Film, and Discussion
Bagel Brunch at 10am • Film at 11am
Followed by Discussion with Fred Craden

Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary

Join Sunday Schmooze host Fred Craden for an exploration of the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was

Buy Tickets$10 Members • $15 Public
Tickets also at 800-838-3006,
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Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ‘60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. (Sweden, 2012, 85 min., color, Rated PG-13, 35mm • Director: Malik Bendjelloul • 2012 Sundance Film Festival)

“A sensation! Unravels the extraordinary mystery of an American folksinger.” – Entertainment Weekly