Searching for Sugarman

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    Sixto Diaz Rodriguez in "Searching for Sugarman."

Film:

Searching for Sugarman

Showtimes:

Sunday Aug 11 01:00 PM
Tuesday Aug 13 01:00 PM
Tuesday Aug 13 07:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 14 01:00 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Sweden/UK, 2012, 86 mins.

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ’n’ roller Rodriguez. After being discovered in a Detroit bar Rodriguez’s sound struck two renowned producers who gave him a once-in-a-lifetime recording deal. When the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity in his home country. After a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa, however, he unknowingly became a phenomenon in a country more than 8,000 miles from his home. Winner: Academy Award for Documentary Feature; Audience Award + Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

View the trailer.

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