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Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was.. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his antiestablishment message connected with the people.
When his second album finally gets released on CD in South Africa, two fans take it as a sign, deciding to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. Since very little information about the singer exists, they meet many obstacles until they uncover a shocking revelation that sets off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a story of hope, inspiration, and the resonating power of music.
“Director Malik Bendjelloul’s engaging, cleverly structured documentary about the legendary folk singer Rodriguez is shaped like a mystery.” – Miami Herald
“A hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing.” – New York Times
“Searching for Sugar Man is a fresh and unexpected documentary that plays like a nail-biting mystery and a ticket to ride the whirlwind where art and commerce do battle.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“I hope you’re able to see this film. You deserve to. And yes, it exists because we need for it to.” – Rodger Ebert