Searching for Sugar Man

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26 Jul 2012
? PG-13
86 min
Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen Segerman, Craig Bartholomew Strydom
Won 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 33 nominations total
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely 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.