October 15, 2013

Detroit

Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012). The notion is that for decades, musician and distant audience were unaware of each other – he starved, they thought he was dead. It wasn’t quite like the myth, but Searching for Sugar Man is touchingly nostalgic for an era when such myths still had the time and space to be possible (see also: Salinger). Run this in a double bill with Only Lovers Left Alive: the reclusive musician in Detroits ruins.