The Block
movies, music, searching for sugar man

Movies + Music at The Block

Wednesday, March 13th, 7 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm

$8 general admission

Music has inspired filmmakers for generations, from 1927’s The Jazz Singer to the iconic 1970 rockumentary Woodstock to the recent Academy Award darling La La Land featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Join us at The Block for casual evenings, including snacks and cash bar, as we explore the creative marriage of movies and music through a series of three acclaimed films. Panel discussion to follow.

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Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary, Biography, Music
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug reference.

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Panelists:
John Schmit, Associate Professor, GVSU Film and Video Production, Documentary Filmmaker
Mitch Anderson, Black Circle Radio

movies, music, searching for sugar man

Movies + Music at The Block

Wednesday, March 13th, 7 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm

$8 general admission

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Music has inspired filmmakers for generations, from 1927’s The Jazz Singer to the iconic 1970 rockumentary Woodstock to the recent Academy Award darling La La Land featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Join us at The Block for casual evenings, including snacks and cash bar, as we explore the creative marriage of movies and music through a series of three acclaimed films. Panel discussion to follow.

________________________________________________

Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary, Biography, Music
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug reference.

________________________________________________

Panelists:
John Schmit, Associate Professor, GVSU Film and Video Production, Documentary Filmmaker
Mitch Anderson, Black Circle Radio