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“Sugar Man,” “Detropia” to screen at Hamptons doc series

Actor Alec Baldwin will host post-screening discussions with the filmmakers of Searching For Sugar Man and Detropia (pictured) as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival's 2012 SummerDocs series.
June 14, 2012

Searching For Sugar Man and Detropia (pictured) are to screen during the Hamptons International Film Festival’s 2012 SummerDocs series.

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, Searching For Sugar Man is about two South African music fans seeking out a little-known Detroit musician who has become a celebrated star in their country. Sony Pictures Classics will screen the doc at the Guild Hall in East Hampton on July 6. A discussion with Bendjelloul and actor and HIFF board member Alec Baldwin will follow.

Detropia, meanwhile, will screen at the Guild Hall on July 21. Baldwin will also host a post-screening discussion with filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The film profiles several Detroit residents as they struggle to make ends meet after a devastating economic recession that has left the Motor City in ruin.

“Often, documentary films exploit archival footage to offer a perspective on social issues that are important,” said Baldwin inĀ  a statement. “And, occasionally, the same effect is achieved through inspired, original filmmaking. Detropia is a compelling profile of a great American city by two truly gifted directors.”

The 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 4-8.

 

 

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