"Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about Rodriquez, a little known but critically acclaimed musician in the late 60's. While he never achieved success in America, he became a phenomenon in South Africa. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out many years later to find out what really happened to their hero.
The trailer is below, as well as a live version of the film's namesake song. The song "Sugar Man" was banned in apartheid South Africa.
Rodriquez plays Johnny D's on Sat, Oct 27. For more info, see worldmusic.org/concerts_event_indiv.php?p_seq=950
The film is currently playing at Kendall Square Cinema.