FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Searching For Sugar Man

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

One of the biggest success stories from Sundance 2012, Searching For Sugar Man is the truly outstanding and totally engrossing yarn of a long-lost folk rock legend suddenly found! In 1968, there emerged from Detroit a charismatic Mexican-American singer/songwriter named Rodriguez, who had attracted a local following with his mysterious presence, soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. A kind of Chicano Bob Dylan, Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was, but his debut album “Cold Fact” was a commercial disaster, marking the premature decline of his career — and the beginning of widespread rumors of his suicide. Many years later, in South Africa (of all places), bootlegs of “Cold Fact” circulated, as Rodriguez’s musical message connected with an entire generation of liberal youth totally at odds with Apartheid. Upon the belated CD release of his second LP, two South African fans take it as a sign to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died, and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. Thus begins a wild obstacle ride documented in this heartbreaking, humorous, shocking and hopeful story about the resonating, life-changing power of music.
Dir. Malik Bendjelloul, 2012, 85 min.


Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

Watch an excerpt from “Searching for Sugar Man”!
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