“Searching for Sugarman” and “Life of Pi”

I have seen two movies at the cinema already this year and it’s only Feb.  That’s a pretty good achievement given that in the previous 2.5 years since Nina has been alive I had been three times.  They were both fantastic too.  First we saw “Life of Pi” 3D.  Yes Alice has that now.  It was pretty spectacular.  3D really worked for this film.  I wasn’t that excited to go.  I had read the book which I had really liked but wasn’t convinced it would make a good film.  It did.  So many good conversations after it too about stories, theology, truth, topcis I really love.

Then on the weekend was the annual travelling film festival.  Alice goes a bit nuts for fims that weekend and many people including Ryan mob see all nine.  I saw one, “searching for sugarman” a doco about the singer Rogriguez whose first name is sometime Jesus and other time Sixto.  Anyway,  Rodriguez, an American, made some great music in the late sixties and early seventies but it never took off in the states so he went on to demolish houses and live a pretty basic life.  Meanwhile, his music takes off in South Africa, inspiring anti apartheid singers as well, and he’s really famous.  Some time in the ninties some journalists go looking for him and this unbelievably gorgeous, humble, generous man finds out he’s really famous.  It doesn’t go to his head though he keeps working at his job and living in the same house.  It’s the most incredibale story.   Everyone should see it.

Just a shame I din’t make it to Les Miserables when it was on.  I did really try as many know but it wasn’t meant to be I suppose.  I hope it’s still okay on DVD.

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