Searching for Sugar Man
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez, a poet-musician from inner-city Detroit, produced two albums. His producers thought they would be hits, but they were utter flops – in America, that is. In South Africa though, Rodriguez was bigger than Elvis or The Rolling Stones, and his albums provided the soundtrack for white opposition to apartheid. Filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul has documented Rodriguez’ unlikely fall and rise, and he’ll talk with Doug about it on Friday.
- Searching for Sugar Man opens on Friday, October 12, at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information, visit the Salt Lake Film Society's web site.
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