SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - WINNER Academy Award for Best Documentary

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“Beautiful and revelatory, Searching for Sugar Man also incorporates huge chunks of Rodriguez's music.” 
–Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"A rock documentary that goes way behind the music to tell a story that seems pure urban legend.” 
–Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to. And yes, it exists because we need for it to.” 
–Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Winner 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary

A talented musician from Detroit, who goes simply by the name Rodriguez, cuts a couple of records in the early ‘70s. They flop; what’s new? This is new: They become wild successes in, of all places, South Africa, utterly unbeknownst to the artist, who has disappeared without a trace and is presumed dead. The South Africans believe romantic myths of his demise. But undaunted filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, seeking the truth about his death, finds more than he bargained for when he uncovers the reclusive artist living modestly, completely unaware of his superstar status hundreds of miles away.

USA * 2012 * 85 mins. * Documentary * Not-rated (some language)

Richard Paradise October 10, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Trailer for SUGAR MAN - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/searchingforsugarman/


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