4.5

Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Biography Music


 

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was.

This well constructed documentary tells of a search for the artist who was largely unknown where he lived in the USA. The story of a humble man and his music is an almost mythic tale, set to an uplifting original beat. Anyone who owned a Rodriguez album in the 1970's probably wore out the vinyl grooves playing the record again and again. Almost better than the memorable lyrics is this astounding story of the man behind them. "Sugar man you're the answer...".

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2012
86 mins