Searching for Sugar Man

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. (IMDB)

Writers:  Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman
Director:  Malik Bendjelloul
Stars:  Sixto Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey
Run time/Rating:  86 Minutes/ PG-13
Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn

This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2012 List

Being a lover of music is not required to love 2012’s Academy Award winning Documentary of the year Searching for Sugar Man.  It is told with the flow and twists of a major Hollywood film but is brought to you by documentarian Malik Bendjelloul with a simplicity mirroring the lifestyle of the film’s subject;  Sixto Rodriguez.  The overlooked but brilliant singer/songwriter from 1960’s Detroit who’s sound echoed Bob Dylan wrote songs of rebellion and protest against the government.  He disappeared from the public eye in the united states after a 2nd unsuccessful album but unbeknownst to him became an enormous star in South Africa after a bootleg copy of the album made it around the country filled with peaceful  revolutionist youth.

Large Popcorn.

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