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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 7:20 PM
Dir. Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden / UK, 2012, 85 min., NR, 35mm
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General Admission Adult - $8.75
General Admission Student - $7.25
General Admission Senior - $6.25
General Admission Child - $7.25
General Admission Military - $7.25

 
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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, the two recorded an album which they believed would secure Rodriguez's 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 discover 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.

“A great triumph…a hugely entertaining, emotionally touching, and musically revelatory experience.” —Todd Gilchrist, Indiewire