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Searching for Sugar Man

Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Friday, March 08, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man

2012, USA, Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, Rated PG-13, 86 minutes, 35mm print

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. ┬ęSony Pictures Classics

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, Sunday - Thursday at 7:00 pm only, Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm

This event is part of the Putnam Film event series.

Putnam Theatre
Categories: Arts, Film

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.