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Malik Bendjalloul's "Searching for Sugar Man"

Join us Sunday January 20 when we view director Malik Bendjalloul's acclaimed music/mystery documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.

"How is it possible that a musician named Rodriguez could bomb with two albums in the U.S., disappear into obscurity for years and then be unknowingly resurrected as a successful, inspirational hero in totally different country? Searching for Sugar Man tells the uplifting, almost unbelievable true mystery of Rodriguez, a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about him. From the producer of the Oscar-winning Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man is that rare film which connects with audiences and critics alike on an extraordinarily emotional level. Winner two awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival, including the Audience Award, director Malik Bendjelloul's documentary is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature."

6:15 Purchase tickets at the Opera Plaza Cinema Box Office (601 Van Ness Ave.), then meet for conversation at Peet's Coffee (also at Opera Plaza)

6:45 Return to the Opera Plaza Cinema and take our seats in the theater. The film starts at 7:05.

8:45 After the program we will meet for coffee and conversation at the Grove Cafe (301 Hayes St.)

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  • John

    A very professional documentary whose tale is simply jaw-dropping. A must see for ethnomusicologists!

    January 26, 2013

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