newportFILM & Newport Folk Festival have teamed up to bring you this AMAZING documentary of 'the greatest 70s rock icon who never was' and bring 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez, himself, to Newport and the famed stage of the Newport Folk Festival...
*Rodriguez, the film’s subject, and Director, Malik Bendjelloul, will be in attendance*
*Rodriguez will be performing live at the Newport Folk Festival Sunday July 29*
Saturday, July 28
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro, Newport
Film begins at 8:00pm
Listen to song 'Sugar Man' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh-99_1k3mE
2012 Sundance Audience Award Winner
“This remarkable artifact of Michigan hippie soul by singer-songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez – a lost classic originally issued in 1970 – is what Bob Dylan’s mid-Sixties electric record might have sounded like if he’d made them in Detroit at the dawn of funk." - Rolling Stone
Rodriguez is known as the greatest 70s rock icon that never was. His highly anticipated album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. This is the story of two intrepid fans who decide to investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker.
For tickets & more event details: http://www.newportfilm.com/films/searching-sugar-man
For the rest of our summer line-up: www.newportFILM.com