Film still from <em>Searching For Sugarman</em>

Film still from Searching For Sugarman

Searching for Sugarman

  • Sat 17 Mar 2018. 10:30-12PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry thanks to the British Film Council
  • Donations appreciated
  • Booking essential
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: M

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970's rock n roller, Rodriguez.

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumoured there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Sweden/UK/Ireland, 2012, Colour, 86min., Rated M-L, Dir. Malik Bendjelloul

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Poster for <em>Searching for Sugarman</em>

Poster for Searching for Sugarman

Film still from <em>Searching For Sugarman</em>

Film still from Searching For Sugarman

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