July 21, 2023
Join us for a screening of award winning documentary SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN in our atmospheric Victorian Chapel.
Oxford House Film Club: Searching for Sugar Man
Dates July 21, 2023 - July 21, 2023
Times 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location Oxford House Chapel
Join us for our monthly film screenings in our ‘secret’ Victorian chapel.
In July we’ll be screening this award-winning documentary SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN which charts the extraordinary and inspirational story of mysterious 1970s musician Rodriguez.
In the late ’60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Despite overwhelming critical acclaim, the singer disappeared into obscurity. However a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon.
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN follows two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Run Time: 84 Mins