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MacNider’s Winter Film Series to kickoff this month


This news story was published on January 13, 2014.
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Rodriguez at a publicity event promoting Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Photo by Kevin Winter - © 2012 Getty Images

Rodriguez at a publicity event promoting Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Photo by Kevin Winter – © 2012 Getty Images

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2014 winter film series, Films in February, Movies in March (Some in January, Too), kicks off on Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. with Searching for Sugar Man. The film will be shown in the Museum’s Salsbury Room. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided.

Searching for Sugar Man tells the true story of Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit folksinger, who had a short-lived recording career in the early 1970s with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which the fans found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Searching for Sugar Man (2012), a documentary feature, is rated PG-13 (brief, strong language and some drug references) and is 86 minutes long.

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    Philosophus Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve been wanting to see this film.