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Searching for Sugar Man

july, 2020

24jul8:30 pmSearching for Sugar ManThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

The 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, tells the incredible true story of Sixto 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.

Rated PG-13 (for brief strong language and some drug references)
Run time 1 hour, 26 minutes

Time

(Friday) 8:30 pm

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

The Ridgefield PlayhousePhone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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