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.

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This 2012 Swedish–British documentary film of a South African cultural phenomenon was directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul. It details the efforts of two Cape Town fans, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, in the late 1990s as they try to find out whether the ru... Read More »


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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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pjamesdean
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.

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lbrucks
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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