Searching For Sugar Man

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Searching For Sugar Man

Postby sunray » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:41 pm

This seems like it could be good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5TffdOQ7g

Most people will probably know him through the song "Sugarman" on David Holmes' "Come Get It I Got It".
I'm losing my edge, but I was there...
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Hofstadter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:29 pm

It's supposed to be fantastic! I'm seeing it on Friday.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Shinesalight » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Mrs Shines and I applied for freebie tickets for the preview screening in Brighton a couple of weeks but were too late. Definitely want to see it when it hits town though.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Hofstadter » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:52 am

Saw it today instead of yesterday - absolutely great. Even in movies that I find hilarious, I don't really laugh/smile much - there was a solid twenty minutes in this movie were I could not wipe the smile from my face - if you see it you will understand :). It's no 8 mile but.... just kidding just kidding. I saw A True Testimonial last week, so this is the second (semi-) Detroit based music documentary I've seen in the span of 8 or so days, and they were both just awesome. Rodriguez's music sounds great, and the ultimate sense of joy you get from the movie is really worth it. The story is almost unbelievable - it seems like it's fantasy. There's some more stuff I want to say, but I can't do so without spoiling stuff (that's right, a documentary can have spoilers!) HIGHLY recommended. (Also, don't look up any information about the film before seeing it).
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Aquarian-Time » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:09 am

Saw it @ The Cornerhouse last week, absolutely amazing film/documentary. I wont spoil anything, but its fantastically put together and the sense of the feel good factor you get at the end of the film is hard to describe. His music is a bity special as well.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby spzretent » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:42 pm

Hofstadter wrote: It's no 8 mile but.... just kidding just kidding. I saw A True Testimonial last week, so this is the second (semi-) Detroit based music documentary I've seen in the span of 8 or so days, and they were both just awesome. it).


At the end of the day Detroit can hang its hat on its musical heritage. Not sure many places outside of maybe London, Manchester, Memphis and New York compare.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby redcloud » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:22 pm

This is now playing in Portland. Great write up in our local rag too. Looking forward to seeing it.

Hofstadter...glad you saw 'A True Testimonial'. It is required viewing for any fan of rock and roll. Absolutely essential in my book.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Hofstadter » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:36 am

Yeah it was pretty rad - I've been giving it to my friends to watch, and they've all been loving it as well - again thanks for the rec.

There were copies of the Rodriguez albums lying around at dublab since he was here in 2008 (right when the film was being put together I believe - if anybody is interested in them and can't find them, message me and I can point you in the right direction...
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby spzretent » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:40 am

Saw this tonight. Nice to go to sleep knowing you are going to wake up with a smile on your face, Great movie.
How was David Holmes not mentioned? Or did I miss that? He is who got me into Rodriguez years ago.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby Laz69 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:13 am

I just saw the trailer for this... can't believe i hadn't looked into this before now! Looks superb!
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby zeeshan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:53 am

Thanks for sharing...! :)
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby simonkeeping » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:51 pm

spzretent wrote:Saw this tonight. Nice to go to sleep knowing you are going to wake up with a smile on your face, Great movie.
How was David Holmes not mentioned? Or did I miss that? He is who got me into Rodriguez years ago.


Totally agree about David Holmes, was a little surprising to say the least? I guess it was more focused on the South Africa story. Still, I did expect him to at least get a thank you at the end.

Amazing film though, what a fantastic, heart warming story. So glad I finally got to see it too.
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Re: Searching For Sugar Man

Postby the dreamer » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:28 pm

I'd read a few decebt reviews about this film so decided to give it a viewing... And I end up discovering some very special music by a very special man. Magnifique :)
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