SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

I’d heard good things about this doc but wasn’t sure I’d like it. Turns out I loved it. A singer-songwriter named Rodriguez (who sounds a lot like James Taylor with a cold) had 2 albums out of Detroit in the 70s that were complete flops. Twenty years later he’s making ends meet doing construction, while in apartheid South Africa he’s become their Elvis, selling hundreds of thousands of albums – and he has no idea. They all think he’s dead. But an Africaaner goes looking for him and brings him to SA for a tour before delirious fans. If this were fiction, you’d laugh it off. But it’s real. And the unassuming way it unravels the mystery of Rodriguez is fascinating.

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