october, 2019

04oct6:00 pmSearching for Sugarman6:00 pm Chagrin Cinemas ACategory:Documentary


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Searching for Sugarman

Spotlight Film

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul

Sweden, United Kingdom, Finland, South Africa, United States, 86 minutes

An early ‘70s musician, Rodrigues slips into obscurity in the U.S.. Unbeknownst to him, halfway around the world, he becomes
a platinum record hit in South Africa. Spurred by a widely
rumored myth that their beloved singer/songwriter had died, two documentarians set out to learn Rodrigues’ fate. After nearly two decades of searching, they find him living in poverty in Detroit. Convinced to perform in Cape Town, Rodrigues ultimately discovers the remarkable impact of his music and lyrics. An Academy Award winning film of the human spirit and of what’s possible.

Sponsored by Howard Mandel and Peppertree Capital