There will be an encore screening of the popular documentary Searching for Sugar Man on Sat., Jan. 26 at 4:30 pm. Winner of the Critic’s Choice for Documentary Award, the Audience Award at Sundance and nominated for an Academy Award, Searching for Sugar Man is a story that proves that “truth can be stranger than fiction.” Critic’s Choice Awards Academy Award nominations
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar and releasing two albums, he disappeared into obscurity. But a bootleg recording found its way into South Africa and over the next two decades his songs became the sound track to the anti-apartheid movement. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what happened to their hero after hearing rumors of his gruesome on-stage suicide. Their investigation leads them to extraordinary human-interest story.
“Searching for Sugar Man is a winning musical detective story about a failed, forgotten early ’70s rocker who became a huge success halfway across the world.”—Dennis Harvey, Variety