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Searching for Sugar Man (movie)

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  • 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...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes

    L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes
    A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday. "All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
  • 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....
  • '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-...
  • Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'

    Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'
    Highlights from backstage at the Oscars: The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory. “Michelle Obama,”...
  • Oscars 2013: 'Argo,' actors Day-Lewis, Lawrence win

    Oscars 2013: 'Argo,' actors Day-Lewis, Lawrence win
    Being snubbed might have been the best thing to happen to Ben Affleck. His film “Argo” took the best picture Oscar on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards — more than a little solace, perhaps, for being snubbed in the directing...
  • Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013

    Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013
    Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element. Craig Bartholomew Strydom, writer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," lived in Baltimore until last year. Read about his...