Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

DVD - 2013
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In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, a few fans in the 90s decided to seek out the truth of his fate. What follows is a heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.42162 Rod


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Sep 01, 2017

Brilliant storytelling and cinematography. I will be revisiting this film again and again. Highly recommend watching the bonus clip of how the film was made. Rodriguez has been to Edmonton a few times, latest of which was summer of 2017!

martins_mom Jul 03, 2017

A fascinating documentary about a Detroit folk singer of the 80's (his voice sounds like a combination of Dylan and Don McLean) who never found a following in a North America but became a legend in South Africa

May 26, 2017

An absolute jewel.

Apr 21, 2017

I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this film. A terrific story.

Jun 01, 2016

The movie was a study of so sorry he missed his chance when he was younger..the USA distributor was a piece of work.

I ordered his album COLD FACTS & am so happy he's making millions on the road

May 30, 2016

Music industry and one man's talent finally appreciated.
I did enjoy this film, a documentary about discovery, and interesting film of South Africa.

Dec 26, 2015

Truth is again stranger than fiction. Fascinating documentary.

Oct 26, 2015

A quite amazing story...

waywardangel Sep 03, 2015

A sharp and engaging documentary that looks at the life and music of an unknown artist. The feel-good story highlights the fickle nature of fame and leaves us still with a sense of mystery about Rodriguez.

Apr 22, 2015

If you still don't believe in fairytales, watch this thing! the synchronicity is incredible.
Sometimes a prophet's got to do what a Prophet's got to do.

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waywardangel Sep 03, 2015

Thanks for keeping me alive! - Rodriguez

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