Screening of “Searching for Sugar Man” – September 4th 2013

Leytonstone Pop -Up Cinema’s new Autumn programme kicks off with the following screening:

Searching for Sugar Man (12) 
Dir: Malik Bendjelloul. (2012) Sweden, USA, UK; 86 min.

This multi award winning documentary tells the almost unbelievable story of a Mexican-American songwriter Sixto Rodriguez whose two early seventies albums bombed in America, but who wound up finding a huge audience in Apartheid-era South Africa.

* Winner of BAFTA and Oscar Academy Awards 2013 for Best Documentary.

Summary:

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped.” – Kenneth Chisholm  *

You can watch a clip of the film here.

Screening on 4th September 2013, Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
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Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe
here.

** NOTE: Due to new access policy at the library, if the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates

Source:
(*) IMDB.com