(via BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Front Row, Mark Rylance as Richard III, Herman Koch, Searching for Sugarman)
Radio 4 - Front Row on Searching for Sugar Man.
“A new film documentary Searching for Sugarman tells the story of Rodriguez, a singer/songwriter from Detroit who was discovered by two music producers in the ’60s who thought he’d be bigger than Bob Dylan. When his 2 albums flopped Rodriguez fell into obscurity, but unbeknownst to the musician himself, he became an inspiration to a generation of South Africans. In this award-winning film two of his fans set out to find out more about Rodriguez and discover the truth behind the story that he’d spectacularly killed himself on stage. The South African-born novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo reviews.”
Currently showing at the Watershed
Thu 26 July - Thu 9 Aug