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Spring 2013 April 22 in Gibsons
SPECIAL EVENT WITH MUSICAL GUEST GARY "DR FUN" GILBERT - local Singer/Songwriter/Musician and story teller, will put us all in the mood and take us on a trip down a folk singers 'back to the 60's' memory lane before the film.

SECOND SCREENING: Tuesday, April 23. Regular SCFS prices, doors at 7pm, film at 7:30pm.

Searching for Sugar Man

Sweden/UK 2012, 85 min, documentary.
Director: Malik Bendjelloul

Still from 'Looking for Sugar Man'

Join us for the incredible true story of the greatest ‘70s folk/rock/R&B icon that never was. Sixto Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ‘60s by two celebrated producers who believed he would be the greatest recording artist of his generation. When his album bombed, Sixto disappeared into obscurity amid rumours of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and Rodriguez became a phenomenon. Decades later, two South African fans set out to find what really happened to their hero.

Searching for Sugarman is not just a collection of talking heads but rather a pastiche of sweeping cityscapes, voice over and intimate interviews. In particular, Bendjelloul made ingenious use of his iPhone and strategic reliance on the two places that would come to define Rodriguez: Detroit and South Africa.

 "... a hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing." — Manohla Dargis, New York Times.

Photo of Rodriguez.

Still from the film 'Searching for Sugar Man'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Sony DVD website.

The Offical Rodriguez Website.

Searching for Sugarman soundtrack CD cover

Searching for Sugarman soundtrack.

 

Reviews

A conversation with Searching For Sugar Man director, Malik Bendjelloul. Inteview in The Independent by Ellen E. Jones, December 2012.

Rock Musician Shrouded in Mystery of What Might Have Been. Review in The New York Times by Manohla Dargis, July 2012.

Searching for Sugar Man. Review by Roger Ebert, August 2012.

 

AWARDS

Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best International Documentary. Sundance 2012.

 

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Still image from  'Searching for Sugar Man'

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