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Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Country: UK Release Date: July 27, 2012 With: Stephen Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore, Dan Dimaggio, Jerome Ferretti, Steve Rowland, Willem Moller, Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, Ilse Assmann, Steve M. Harris, Robbie Mann, Clarence Avant, Eva Rodriguez, Sixto Rodriguez, Regan Rodriguez, Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy, Rick Emmerson, Rian Malan
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. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics
“There are several entrancing mysteries circulating in 'Searching for Sugar Man'... Mr. Bendjelloul went looking for a man and found something much greater.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Rodriguez's story is almost inconceivable in an obsessively magnified, heavily hyped Internet era. Which makes it all the more important to be shared.”—Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“...excellent... Malik Bendjelloul has given us an indelible portrait of an artist given a second chance at fame.”—Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times