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Movie Night: Searching for Sugar Man

The Maya Theater has continued showing interesting Independent Films on Wednesday nights. This weeks featured film is Searching for Sugar Man which received a 95 percent approval rating from both the critics and fans on Rottentomatoes. I've included a synopsis below. If interested meet me in front of the theater at 6:30. Hope to see you there!


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. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Jan G.

    Thanks Bill! What a great film! I just had to go home and reflect on it!

    December 12, 2012

  • Sloan

    Great movie. Good lesson in humility.

    December 12, 2012

  • Kathleen

    This is an excellent story; hard to believe, really. Wish I were in town to join. Enjoy.

    December 7, 2012

    • Bill B.

      You were right Kathleen...Great story and fantastic film!!!!

      December 12, 2012

  • Sloan

    Hi Jeannie. Yes, it will be great to see you! You'll love this group--good people.

    December 11, 2012

  • Jeannie P.

    Looking forward to meeting people. Sloan, I think we knew each other from Reagan elementary. :)

    December 10, 2012

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