Off-Site Film: Searching for Sugarman

Friday, January 10, 2014 | 8 pm
2012, 86 minutes, Rated PG-13
Directed by Malik Bendjelloul; with Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, and Dennis Coffey

In conjunction with the Monterey Park Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of films—shorts, independents, and international films that are sure to capture your imagination. All screenings take place in the recital hall of the Performing and Fine Arts Center.

In this entrancing documentary, Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul investigates what became of the enigmatic Mexican American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, known for his song sensation “Sugarman.” While his first album achieved only minimal popularity in the United States, it reached profound acclaim in 1970s apartheid South Africa. By then, however, Rodriguez had completely faded from the public eye. Bendjelloul enlists the assistance of Rodriguez’s unremitting fans to help him solve this almost unbelievable mystery.

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park
Free and open to the public
Note: East Los Angeles College is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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