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Merry Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! Searching for Sugarman


FILM CHANGED TO SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN DUE TO 9:45 START TIME OF HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE.

Grab a drink and let's go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we're shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you'd like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week!

See you at the movies!

Searching for Sugarman

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.

 

  • Director: Malik Bendjelloul
  • Country: Sweden | UK
  • Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music
  • Year: 2012
  • Run Time: 01:26:20
  • imdb Score: 7.6/10 (642 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Cast: Rodriguez, Clarence Avant and Malik Bendjelloul
"The truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga has been a hit on the festival circuit, winning top documentary prizes at Sundance for Sweden's Bendjelloul. What sets Searching for Sugar Man apart, though, is the way in which the filmmaker preserves a sense of mystery in the telling."
Betsy Sharkey - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The information they eventually dislodge about Rodriguez suggests a secular saint, a deeply good man, whose music is the expression of a blessed inner being. I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to. And yes, it exists because we need for it to."
Roger Ebert - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"Intentionally or not, Searching for Sugar Man catches all that - the fleeting moments of triumph and the years of endurance, the accumulation of family and the unquenched dreams - and doesn't presume to sew it all up for us."
Ella Taylor - NPR

AWARDS

Academy Awards USA 2013
Best Documentary, nomination

Sundance Film Festival 2012
Audience Award & Special Jury Prize - Documentary

Amsterdam Int'l Documentary Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary

Durban Int'l Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary

Int'l Documentary Association 2012
Best Feature & Best Music

Los Angeles Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary

Moscow Int'l Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meet up with this group & I had a really nice time. The people were enjoyable, the format which allows for discussion afterwards, was intelligent and engaging. I was very impressed by our personable host, Josh, who ran the group discussion in a concern that every voice was heard and encouraged thoughtful remarks. I loved the film, Searching for Sugarman, having wanted to see it for some time, & was not disappointed. I look forward to making this a regular meet up event. I will hope that horror films are largely avoided as a choice however, as I never participate in watching them. I love foreign films, documentaries such as this film, and independent films the most.

    February 5, 2013

    • Josh L.

      Thanks for your comment Harriet. Hope to see you more in the future.

      February 5, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Hello all. There is no 7pm showing Monday. Consider 56 Up as an alternative?

    February 2, 2013

    • Daniel G.

      It is a great choice, my favorite documentary of 2012. Enjoy! Please continue the Monday nights, as they are better for my wife and I than Tuesdays.

      February 3, 2013

    • Josh L.

      Thanks for the suggestions. And yes on Mondays!

      February 4, 2013

  • Kelly

    I will sit this one out as well, I was looking forward to the plague movie. Keep me posted on next time! Thanks!

    February 4, 2013

    • Josh L.

      i was looking forward to watching the other film as well, but a 9:45pm show time would make the discussion a little too late for most. see you next time!

      February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to see 56 Up! Netflix has the last one for streaming if you need to catch up. It's at 6:45pm this Mon. FYI.

    February 2, 2013

    • Josh L.

      Sorry Harriet, I thought it may be cool to see another Oscar nominee...But keep the suggestions coming and I promise we'll take your suggestion next time! ;)

      February 3, 2013

  • Josh L.

    Ugh... thanks for catching this guys. They have been changing their schedule now frequently at the wrong time. I was thinking about the Searching for Sugar Man? it's up for an oscar as well...

    February 3, 2013

  • Sarah

    I can go if this is on a Monday now. I wasn't able to before.

    January 18, 2013

  • Casey C.

    So is the group now meeting on Mondays rather than Tuesdays as still mentioned in the description above?

    1 · January 16, 2013

    • Kim D.

      I'd like to know this as well.

      January 17, 2013

    • Josh L.

      Mondays are the new Tuesdays! Also thinking about a Friday or Saturday meetup too.

      January 21, 2013

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