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Art Alert: Screening of 'Searching for Sugar Man' (TRAILER)

Searching for Sugar Man is one of the great musical stories of our time and tells the tale of two fans on a search for a musician assumed dead for years

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Apr 2015
Searching for Sugar Man
Still from Searching for Sugar Man

The 2012 Swedish-British documentary film, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul, is the story of the search for the great Sixto Rodriguez. The film will be screened on 5 May at DARB 1718.

As a musician in the 1960s, Rodriguez recorded two studio albums and having found no recognition in the US, disappears and continues a quiet life of obscurity. A bootleg copy of his album finds its way to South Africa during Apartheid where his music becomes a local phenomenon. It isn’t until the late 1990s that two fans, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to investigate the rumoured death of the American musician and his life story, only to find themselves in a surprising twist of events.

Before the film’s director committed suicide, the film went on to win a series of awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and receive international acclaim. 

Searching for Sugar Man TRAILER

5 May 2015 at 8pm
DARB 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Cairo
Free Admission

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