“BEST OF SUNDANCE”
Special Jury & Audience Award, Documentary
Documentary directed by MALICK BENJELLOUL/UK/86mins.
November 10, 11 8:45pm
Searching For Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.
“A GREAT TRIUMPH! A hugely entertaining, emotionally touching, and musically revelatory experience”-Todd Gilchrist, IndieWire
“Part of the appeal of Searching for Sugar Man, director Malik Bendjelloul’s engaging, cleverly structured documentary, is that the film is shaped like a mystery. The more we learn…the more we want to know about the singer.”
-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
WINNER: Sundance Special Jury & Audience Documentary AwardLos AngelesFilm Festival Audience Award Best Documentary Moscow Film Festival Best Documentary Melbourne Film Festival Most Popular Documentary
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