Searching for Sugar Man
Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden 2012
86 mins. English dialogue
A heart-warming documentary.  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 rumoured 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 bizarre story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped.
What the Critics say:
"A hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing."  (Manohla Dargis - New York Times)