SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
Malik Bendjelloul | Suède/GB | 86 min
FREE SCREENING Presented by Film POP, Metropole Films and PHI Centre, in association with RIDM
19 SEPT, 20H00, CENTRE PHI – Limited capacity, first come, first-served!
WIN Free tickets to see Rodriguez live on October 26th at Il Motore! We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets at the screening, as well as an additional pair at the Film BOX over the weekend!
The true story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s US rock icon who never was. Former Motown boss Clarence Avant signed him and released two albums, but despite good reviews, Rodriguez failed to chart. Further from home, his style struck a chord: in Apartheid-era South Africa he was “bigger than Elvis,” while Australian audiences kept him on the charts for 55 straight weeks. Stories about the elusive singer abounded — he died onstage, he overdosed – but, years later, in the Internet age, two dedicated fans decide to track him down.
Ariane Giroux-Dallaire – Ariane@metropolefilms.com