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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DBRL_IdaF Mar 19, 2018

A truth is stranger than fiction documentary. What if you were a superstar and didn't know it? I came away from watching this with a lot of respect for Sixto Rodriguez.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 14, 2018

In many ways humble subject had a more fulfilling life than his peers.
It's rare to have a happy ending for the two intrepid fans.

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gnomenut
Jan 27, 2018

A gem! I really wasn't expecting much from this film, but the reviews and comments persuaded me to watch it anyway. As it turns out, it's an engrossing, and genuinely astonishing tale, and a well crafted documentary -- part biography, part detective story -- that really grabbed my attention. Fully deserving of its Academy Award. Kudos to the first-time filmmaker! I'm looking forward to getting hold of Rodriguez' CD's.

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juliekal
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

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breemu
May 26, 2017

An absolute jewel.

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JMB256
Apr 21, 2017

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

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DonnaMeness
Jun 01, 2016

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

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/06/rodriguez-lawsuit-missing-royalties-searching-for-sugar-man

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rodriguez-10-things-you-dont-know-about-the-searching-for-sugar-man-star-20130328

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U1536000012277
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.

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dthomas6
Dec 26, 2015

Truth is again stranger than fiction. Fascinating documentary.

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waywardangel Sep 03, 2015

Thanks for keeping me alive! - Rodriguez

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