Searching for Sugar Man
Get into the holiday spirit with this uplifting, heart warming, optomistic film. (The ITHT "Best Of" Film Committee)
Part music documentary, part mystery, all inspirational homage to unrecognized genius everywhere. (Times-Picayune)
•Special Jury Prize and Audience Award Sundance Film Festival •Audience Award Los Angeles Film Festival •Audience Award Durban International Film Festival •Audience Award Melbourne Film Festival •2nd Place Audience Award •Tribeca Film Festival •Grand Jury Prize Moscow International Film Festival
PG-13 85 minutes
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.