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Searching for Sugar Man

This screening took place on
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00pm
The Globe Theatre, Atlin BC

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 the anti-apartheid movement. Long rumoured there to be dead by suicide, a few South African fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story rendered in this inventive documentary that combines animation and live-action in which they find far more in their quest than they ever hoped. Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the 2013 Academy Awards.
  • Directed by Malik Benjelloul
  • 2012, Swe/UK
  • 86 minutes

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