Searching for Sugar Man

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“The powerfully emotional SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (4 stars out of 4) is a real life Magical Mystery Tour. A musical detective story, this enthralling documentary focuses on a little-known American musician whose haunting voice and poetic lyrics were essentially unknown in his own country, but had a massive impact across the globe. In late 1960s Detroit, Sixto Rodriguez, the son of Mexican migrant workers, was a lyrical storyteller, writing songs through the prism of his working-class life. When a former Motown producer heard the singer-songwriter perform, he was entranced, likening him to Bob Dylan. Persuading him to make a record, he expected to catapult Rodriguez to stardom. Well received by critics, Rodriguez’s Cold Fact bombed…Cut to South Africa and a stranger-than-fiction saga. In the early 1970s a bootleg copy of Cold Fact made it into the country and, shortly thereafter, hundreds of thousands of South Africans had their own copies. Rodriguez’s protest songs, with their anti-Establishment lyrics, struck a chord during a turbulent period in which apartheid was at its height. “His music was the soundtrack of our lives,” said Capetown record store owner Stephen Segerman… As it explores the spread of information and misinformation, celebrates genuine talent and re-affirms the indomitable power of music, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a gloriously uplifting experience that will leave audiences breathless by its conclusion”—USA Today. PG-13. 95 Min.