Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Running Time: 1 hr 26 mins
Release Date: August 10, 2012
Plot: A documentary about the mystery of Detroit songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, who wrote two albums in the early 70s and then was rumored to have killed himself.
Who’S It For? You don’t have to know anything about the musical artist Rodriguez before seeing this documentary. But you will definitely be a fan of him after you leave.
Twenty minutes into Searching for Sugar Man, I thought I was watching a ruse. It had to be. How could I have never heard of this musician, if his two albums were reportedly so great? (And this is when the film had only shown me a couple songs). With comparisons to Bob Dylan being thrown around, I figured this “Rodriguez” guy was just a parody of Dylan, much like Ricky Fataar parodied