Searching For Sugar Man

August 15, 2013

Written by: Jason Ribadeneyra

Searching For Sugar Man


The best documentary I’ve seen in years. Up there with “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” “A Band Called Death” and “American Movie.” The story of Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit musician who released two quiet albums in the early seventies that nobody heard. By slim chance these songs about the struggle, the establishment and the human condition hit home with the youth in apartheid era South Africa. He became a huge star that sold half a million records while not having a clue it was happening . While Rodriguez worked construction and roofed houses in Detroit his songs played constantly on the stereos and in the heads of people all over South Africa. Two men in particular obsessed about this guy who was rumored to have killed himself on stage and never stopped their search for him. That’s all I wanna say about the story.

Watch it. It’ll make you happy.


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