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Free film screening at Avon Public Library set for Thursday

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film “Searching for Sugar Man” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Public Library. “Searching for Sugar Man” won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature film.

“Searching for Sugar Man” tells the story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was. In the late ’60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

Now Showing @ EVLD offers free film screenings throughout the year. All film screenings are free and open to the public. Films may not be appropriate for all audiences.