2013 Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary Feature!
See the Oscar-winning Sugar Man one more time on the big screen and enter our FREE RAFFLE for tickets to see Rodriguez perform LIVE at the AVA Amphitheatre on April 19th! Two pair of concert tickets will be given away at this special screening, along with copies of Rodriguez CD’s!
Concert tickets courtesy of The Rialto Theatre
“NYT CRITICS PICK! A hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“An electrifying illustration of music's power to inspire and change lives on both sides of the footlights.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A fresh and unexpected documentary that plays like a nail-biting mystery and a ticket to ride the whirlwind where art and commerce do battle.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. (Dir. by Malik Bendjelloul, 2012, Sweden / UK, 85 min., Sony Pictures Classics) Digital