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Calendar, Night&Day Sugar 'n' Metal

Sugar 'n' Metal

Thanks to the advent of affordable digital filmmaking, there's been a recent wave of compelling documentary films about lesser-known musicians, performers who never quite made it onto the cultural radar. Two of the best of those documentaries are playing tonight.…
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Film, "Searching for Sugar Man": Interrogating Celebrity Culture

"Searching for Sugar Man": Interrogating Celebrity Culture

Fluid, open-ended documentaries that demand more of an audience than foregone assent or fleeting bouts of passive outrage are rare these days, which is what makes Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man such a gift. In telling the tale of…
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Calendar, Night&Day S-Rod

S-Rod

Back in the early 1970s, a Mexican-American singer-songwriter named Sixto Rodriguez recorded two fascinating psych-folk discs chronicling the underbelly of urban America. Not surprisingly, the albums disappeared almost immediately -- except in South Africa and Australia, where, over the next…
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