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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)-- Fantastic Oscar-Nominated Documentary

If you missed this Oscar-nominated documentary before, it's back at the Belcourt in time for Oscar season. "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, the producers recorded an album which they believed would secure Rodriguez's 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 discover 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."

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDw7OqVBT-w

If you have not been to The Belcourt before, you need to get a parking ticket for your vehicle from the machine by the sidewalk or you may be ticketed by security as non-Belcourt attendees using The Belcourt parking lot pay a parking charge. You will need the code for the parking machine. It can be obtained when you buy your ticket on site from the ticket. It is also printed on your ticket if you buy it online.

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  • Megan

    I was thinking about him this morning as well. I need to plan a trip to Grimeys to get his CD.

    February 19, 2013

  • CJ

    Such a great story. Rodriguez is amazing.

    February 19, 2013

  • Susie

    Megan I will be there as soon as I park. I have on a brown jacket and red hair.

    February 5, 2013

  • Megan

    I'm here now sitting up by the counter. When more people get here, we can grab a table.

    February 5, 2013

  • CJ

    Looks like I'll be at Fido more like 6:10. :P

    February 5, 2013

  • CJ

    How about Fido first? I can be there around 6.

    February 4, 2013

    • Susie

      CJ, I will plan on meeting you at Fidos at 6. This is my first time to participate in this meet up. I am looking foorward to meeting you and seeing this movie. Thanks, Susie

      February 5, 2013

    • CJ

      Great, Susie! I'll send you my phone number via email so you can call if you have trouble finding me.

      February 5, 2013

  • Professor M.

    Thanks for asking; however, my Tuesday evenings
    belong to my normal songwriting workshop.

    February 4, 2013

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