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, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate.
Publisher: [New York] : Sony Pictures Classics ; Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Branch Call Number: 782.42162 SEA 2013 23
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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waywardangel Sep 03, 2015

Thanks for keeping me alive! - Rodriguez

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