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Film Screening: “Searching for Sugarman”

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June 12, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


CTAC Theater
461 E. Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770, MI United States


Crooked Tree Arts Center

“Searching for Sugarman” is the incredible, true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70′s rock icon who never was.  Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation.  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, he became a phenomenon.  The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.  Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist know as Rodriguez.   This film is rated PG-13.

This event is free and open to the public.