CONTEST: Searching for Sugar Man advance screening has been granted 30 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ new film, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Ritz Five at 7:30pm. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a story of hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. The film follows a musician simply known as Rodriguez, who is known for being the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was.

His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his anti-establishment message connected with the people.

When his second album finally gets released on CD in South Africa, two fans take it as a sign, deciding to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. Since very little information about the singer exists, they meet many obstacles until they uncover a shocking revelation that sets off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed.

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Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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