Dir. Malik Bendjelloul. 2012, 86 mins. DCP courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. With Sixto Rodriguez. This Oscar-winning documentary details the attempts of two South Africans who set out to investigate what happened to their music hero, the enigmatic 1970s folk-rocker, Rodriguez. What the two fans uncover is a story both strange and heartening. Featuring extended interviews with Rodriguez and incorporating several of his beautiful songs (“Sugar Man,” “Crucify Your Mind”), Searching for Sugar Man is an utterly captivating music documentary that has resonated with people all over the world and helped give Rodriguez the stardom that he has long deserved.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.