|Searching for Sugar Man|
Event Type: General program|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM
Free screening of the Oscar-winning documentary movie “Searching for Sugar Man,” about the career of musician Sixto Rodriguez.Library: Millburn Free Public Library Directions
Born in Detroit as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, this Mexican-American folk musician and self-taught guitarist often sang of injustices in his home city. His two studio releases, Cold Fact (1969) and Coming from Reality (1971) went unnoticed in the U.S., but gained airplay overseas. Rodriguez was unaware that he had achieved superstardom in South Africa, where anti-apartheid activists and musicians were inspired by his counterculture lyrics.
Rodriguez was earning a bachelor’s degree, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family when fans in South Africa sought him out in the late 1990s. The story of the unanticipated renaissance of his music career is told in the film Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and is reaching audiences worldwide.
Sixto Rodriguez will be performing at NJPAC on May 8, 2014.
Location: Meeting Room A (auditorium)
Registration Ends: 4/30/2014 at 7:00 PM