Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man 2011

Searching for Sugar Man     Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger and songwriter in the 1970’s.  The critics respected him for his song writing but the public did not buy the two albums he released.  In apartheid ruled South Africa, his songs gave the anti-apartheid groups hope that they could win against the establishment.  He was also very popular in Australia.  Two South African music lovers set out to find what happed to Rodriguez because there are a lot of rumors concerning his fate.
     This is interesting and I did like his style of music and his writing.  One of the men working with him on his albums thought he was better than Bob Dylan.  Seems slightly stretched and repetitive to fill a longer time span than really needed.  3* (This movie is OK)

87 min, Doc directed by Malik Bendjelloul with Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Sergerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore, Dan DiMaggio, Jerome Feretti.

Note:  Blockbuster 4*, imdb 8.1 out of 10, 96% critic 93% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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