Searching for Sugar Man | 2012

Foreign, Documentary
Two South African fans set out to learn what happened to their beloved American folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, who was rumored to have killed himself on stage.
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination | full awards »

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Canfield Pictures

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Synopsis

In the late 1960s, two celebrated producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar and were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists 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, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.

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