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Report: Malik Bendjelloul, 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director, Committed Suicide

fb.indiewire.com – As the film world mourns the death of Malik Bendjelloul, theAssociated Pressreports that the 36-year-old director of the Academy Award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" committed suicide after struggling with depression. The Swedish director was found deadin Stockholm on Tuesday. Bendjelloul's brother Johar Bendjelloul told Swedish daily Aftonbladet that his younger brother had taken his own life.

6 years 11 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Sugar Man producers pay tribute to director Malik Bendjelloul

screendaily.com – The producers of Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man have paid tribute to director Malik Bendjelloul who died this week aged 36. 6 years 11 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Oscar-winning 'Sugar Man' director Malik Bendjelloul dies at 36

feedproxy.google.com – Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for directing the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," has died in Stockholm at age 36. The cause of death was not immediately known. Swedish police did not suspect foul play, the Associated Press reported. "Searching for Sugar Man" chronicled the life,... 6 years 12 weeks ago via brucelee
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Writers Guild Awards Go to 'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' and 'Searching for Sugar Man'

WGA Awards
feedproxy.google.com – The East Coast WGA Awards show got under way at New York's BB Kings a good hour before the pokey West Coast, and attendees tweeted up a storm. Soon the trades ran with the news that the key film awards had gone to the adapted screenplay for "Argo" and original script for "Zero Dark Thirty." WGA West was still running clips from nominated screenplays like "Silver Linings Playbook" after the winners had been announced ("Argo"'s clip was the WGA joke, natch.) "Lincoln" writer Tony Kushner accepted his Paul Selvin award from Steven Spielberg as "Argo"'s win was revealed in NYC. 7 years 24 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Joe' and 'Ruby' Lead Debuts; 'Beasts' Crosses $4 Million

fb.indiewire.com – A diverse quartet of new indie releases made their way to theaters this weekend -- Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's "Ruby Sparks," William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" and Sundance docs "Searching For Sugar Man" and "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." All posted respectable numbers alongside a slew of holdovers that continued to post strong numbers, most notably "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which expanded beyond 200 screens and crossed the $4 million mark.

8 years 1 week ago via theothersenhman

Searching for Sugar Man

Posted July 18th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. They recorded an album that 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.

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Sundance 2012: Sony unit buys 'Searching for Sugar Man'

feedproxy.google.com – The Sundance Film Festival has its first acquisition, with Sony Pictures Classics buying North American rights to "Searching for Sugar Man," the buzzy documentary that premiered Thursday night at the festival. 8 years 28 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man
In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the...
Malik Bendjelloul
PG-13
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July 27, 2012
Post-Production
Documentary