Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.
Release Date: July 27, 2012
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Stars: Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul
MOVIE BUZZ: One great thing about the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits is the presence of essayist and all-culture champion Chuck Klosterman, who gently guides frontman James Murphy through a series of memories and experiences as his next step in life remains unknown. If director Malik Bendjelloul had maintained the same level of intimacy and respect for his childhood musical hero, Sixto Rodriguez, who disappeared from the singer-songwriter scene after releasing a few critically acclaimed records, his documentary would be the equivalent of a platinum record. As it stands, with its invasive approach to an otherwise captivating story of a musician’s life and a man’s choices, it’s gold-certified by us.