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Searching for Sugar Man (movie)

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  • Review: Another triumphant night for 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez, a sell-out in Philly

     
    Sixto Rodriguez is not a household name, but his inspiring story has become famous and it’s resulting in sold-out music venues throughout the country. Rodriguez is a folk singer/songwriter who didn’t have much success while growing up in...
  • Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks

    Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks
    Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered. "Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
  • L.A. Film Critics name 'Amour' 2012's best, praise 'The Master'

    After being snubbed by major critics groups this award season, “The Master” got a boost Sunday from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film was awarded more prizes than any other film, taking home honors for...
  • 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The recipient of much acclaim at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - to the tune of two awards - this documentary traces the literal search for Rodriguez, a musician whose meant-to-be-huge album barely caused a ripple in the 1970s. Its reputation grew...
  • An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez

    An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez
    A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
  • Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead. Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
  • 'Searching For Sugar Man' review: Fascinating music doc makes you believe the unbelievable

    'Searching For Sugar Man' review: Fascinating music doc makes you believe the unbelievable
    *** (out of four) The Beatles. Simon and Garfunkel. Rodriguez. What? Apparently, South African music fans in the ‘90s put little-known early ‘70s folk singer Rodriguez on the same level as those legends. The Detroit-native musician,...
  • 'Searching for Sugar Man': Portrait of a musician who got a second chance

    'Searching for Sugar Man': Portrait of a musician who got a second chance
    The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies. Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
  • Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    "And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …" "Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
  • 'Beware of Mr. Baker' review: Bizarre doc captures madness behind the music

    'Beware of Mr. Baker' review: Bizarre doc captures madness behind the music
    *** (out of four) Thud! Whack! In different ways, those sounds summarize the opening of “Beware of Mr. Baker,” which first features the drumming attack of legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker—and then shows the now 70-...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...