SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (2013 Academy Award Nominee)
Start Date: February 21, 2013
End Date: February 22, 2013
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**2013 Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary Feature**
**As part of our Film Discussion Series, we will have guest speaker Tom Grochowski, professor at St. Joseph's college, facilitate a Q&A and discussion after the film on Thursday, February 21, 7:30.
Tom Grochowski is Assistant Professor of English at St. Joseph's College. He earned his PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University and has published essays on the the Marx Brothers, Sex and the City, and Woody Allen. You can follow his blog entitled "Or as we used to call it, talking to yourself" at orasweusedtocallit.blogspot.com.
About the film
In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists 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, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. Running time: 1 hr 25 minutes.
Thursday Feb 21, 7:30
Friday Feb 22, 7:30
Tickets $10, $7 with student ID
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