Searching For Sugar Man (trailer)
It's described on the IMBd website as the story of two South Africans who "set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez." After picking up two awards at Sundance and backing from Sony Pictures, Searching for Sugar Man is slated for worldwide release this month.
Coming to a theater near you?
Unfortunately it's likely never to hit the big screen in Temple Valley. The last movie theater to grace the streets of this neighborhood has long passed away along with a lot of its overwhelmingly gentlemanly clientele who would cram into its darkened cavern featuring a strictly grownup genre dubbed "Pink Film."
It was a place where imaginations of all sorts ran wild. On summer afternoons the pink theater was transformed into a treasure house of animated classics that was filled to the rafters with the laughter of little ones. Their eyes riveted to the screen, kids would sit on the edge of their seats and reel over the antics of their favorite cartoon characters and more.
Then everything changed and maybe not all for the worse. As advances in technology gave rise to the video cassette recorder (and later the DVD player), movie houses across the world came crashing down and Temple Valley was no exception. Now the computer age has ushered in an entirely new world of cinema. Today within a blink of an eye after a Hollywood movie's theatrical release I can legally download it for my viewing pleasure practically anywhere around the globe via a host of services like iTunes, etc. If that's not amazing enough, it all takes just a fraction of the time it once might have taken to stand on line waiting to buy the ticket just to get inside the moving picture show. I'll probably be watching the search for Sugarman play across my home theater's tiny screen in half the time it took to find him in the first place. After all, as the man in the movie trailer says, "these are the days of miracles and wonder."