The documentary Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of how an obscure 1970 debut LP by “Rodriguez,” a working-class Mexican-American musician from Detroit, helped inspire the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
“The film has the shape of a detective mystery. … It is an electrifying illustration of music’s power to inspire and change lives on both sides of the footlights.”
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The 1955 drama East of Eden stars James Dean in his first screen role. An adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, the film tells the story of a 1917 California farm family and its warring brothers.
“A Cain and Abel story set in Salinas and Monterey, East of Eden is not only one of director Elia Kazan’s richest films, it is also arguably James Dean’s best performance.”
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“Searching for Sugar Man is a testament to how music — or painting or literature or any form of art — can take on a life far greater than its creator intended when it happens to connect with the right people at the right time.”
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
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Filmworks thanks Arte Américas for sponsoring the screening of Searching for Sugar Man. A new exhibit at Arte Américas called American Sabor will open November 17, 2012, and run through January 20, 2013. From the Smithsonian, American Sabor tells the bilingual stories of Latinos in U.S. popular music.
Filmworks thanks Donaghy Sales and Stella Artois for their ongoing support and sponsorship of our monthly screenings.
Filmworks thanks its October 2012 volunteers:
Lorna Bonyhadi, Nené Casares, Trin Gibney, Linda Hernandez, Mary Malesani, Don Olson, Sholmo Pleban, Alyssa Rendon, Susan Rodgers, Mayuko Russell, Richard Stone, Lorraine Tomerlin.
Contact Gloria Burrola at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer at a future screening.
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