Friday, 06 December 2013: Searching for Sugar Man
Friday, 06 December 2013, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film Society
Director: Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden/UK 2012, 86 mins, 12A
A brilliant Oscar-winning documentary telling the almost unbelievable story of Rodriguez, a Hispanic American songwriter whose two early Seventies albums bombed in America, but who wound up finding a huge audience in Apartheid-era South Africa. Often compared to Dylan, his music cries out for recognition and appreciation.
Almost all reviews (and the trailer) contain spoilers, so if you don’t know anything about this story, try not to read, watch or search for anything else before you see the film.