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.