IRIS: Go see Searching for Sugar Man at @TribecaFilmFest a documentary on Mexican American 70’s cult folk super star, Rodriguez and his stranger than fiction iconic status in South Africa.
Screenings: Tonight, Tuesday 4/24 & Friday 4/27 get tickets here
Aspiring ’70s folk rock musician Rodriguez never made it big. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded promptly into obscurity, leaving behind only urban legends of a gruesome onstage suicide. But somehow a bootleg copy of his album made its way to apartheid South Africa, where his antiestablishment message and distinctive sound resonated with the youth protest movement there, making Rodriguez an instant superstar. read more