Searching for Sugar Man
Academy Award–winning documentary, darling of Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca,Searching for Sugarman, tells the incredible yet true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar Rodriguez's sound struck two renowned producers and they signed him to a recording deal. But when the album bombed the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades he became an grassroots phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Join us for a screening of the film everyone's been talking about, with a guided post-screening discussion with Ben Houge.
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab
Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 5262 from the Media Center.