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"Searching for Sugar Man" at the SIFF/Uptown Theater

We will be attending the 8:00 showing of "Searching for Sugar Man" at the SIFF/Uptown Theater in lower Queen Anne. This inspirational film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the recent Academy Awards, and a profile of the subject of this film, musician Sixto Rodriguez, has been broadcast on the "60 Minutes" television show. Here is a description of this film taken from the Landmark Theatres's web site:

"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 winner for Best Documentary Feature."

Here is a preview for this film:

Searching for Sugar Man trailer

Rottentomatoes rates this film at 96; here is a link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:

tomatometer - Searching for Sugar Man

Meet me in the lobby of the SIFF/Uptown Theater at 7:45. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, black rain hat). A head shot of me appears in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program.

There will be an optional food and beverage stop after the film has ended (i.e, after all the credits have scrolled by). Meet me in the lobby if you are interested in this.

Because this film does not start until 8:00 there will be an optional food stop prior to the showing. If you are interested in a light meal or snack please meet me outside of the theater box office at 6:45. We will patronize an inexpensive "fast food" restaurant such as the Blue Water Taco Grill or Pagliacci Pizza all of which are within a half block from the Uptown. If you show up late and can't find us give me a call.

George Liu

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  • Tom G.

    Yep, Charlie is looking at the same link I commented on. Looks sold out through STG. Saw some tickets on Craigslist and Stubhub.

    March 18, 2013

    • Tom G.

      It does seem confusing. "Sugarman" Rodriguez's tour website lists Seattle in Apr also. http://sugarman.org/t...­

      March 18, 2013

    • Kishari

      How weird is that? Oh well, if it's sold out I guess it doesn't matter. Thanks.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone. Be sure to keep us updated if Sixto ever comes to Seattle.

    March 18, 2013

  • Charlie R.

    That's weird...Here's the website and it looks like "Sugarman" to me...

    http://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/by-month/eventdetail/577/-/rodriguez

    March 18, 2013

  • Kishari

    Ah, there is a mixup here. There is a band called Rodriguez who is playing Seattle in April. http://www.concertboom.com/rodriguez/tour-dates/ The musician in the movie is not playing Seattle. LA is the closest concert. http://lightintheattic.net/artists/1-rodriguez/tour_dates

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any details about the concert - where? when? etc.

    March 18, 2013

  • Tom G.

    Looks like Rodriguez is in concert here in Seattle, April 2013.

    March 18, 2013

  • Tom G.

    Wonderful experience with everyone. Great conversation after the movie. Thanks to George for organizing and cat hearding to get us all gathered.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the movie, the music, the story, and talking about movies afterward !! Turns out Sixto R. had two wives, the current one is called Konny. And the best article I found on him is from the UK, in of all papers The Telegraph in 2009 - here's the link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/6004307/Sixto-Rodriguez-the-rocknroll-Lord-Lucan.html

    March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow! Thanks!

      March 8, 2013

  • Moniece C.

    my first Meet Up experience, and it was delightful! The film was so lovely, so inspiring, wonderful story...Thanks to all who joined in the conversation after the movie- really fun time. Looking forward to the next one!

    March 8, 2013

  • Shelby E.

    We loved the movie and the pre-movie conversation. It was great meeting everyone! Next time, we'll plan to go to the gathering after the movie...I'm sure there was great conversation about the film!

    March 8, 2013

  • Charlie R.

    Great movie George. Sorry I couldn't stay afterwards...I have 1 day left to finish this years SIFF poster. It has to go out end of day today to be prepped and on press Monday.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was such a pleasure to meet everyone tonight! Wow! What a treat! Amazing film! Can't wait for the next one!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Movie was great. Thanks George! Enjoyed meeting everyone after the movie and thanks for the great conversations.

    March 7, 2013

  • Devi T.

    Just got an opportunity to teach dance tonight so can't go... Next time!

    March 7, 2013

  • BlueSky

    I'll try to be there.

    March 7, 2013

  • mireille m.

    I have already seen the movie and the artist who came to Seattle in October. You are going to love this movie!

    March 6, 2013

  • Tom G.

    My wife and I are looking forward to the movie and chatting about it afterwards.

    March 4, 2013

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