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'Sugar Man' tells the tale of rocker Rodriguez

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  • Rodriguez was the greatest '70s US rock icon who never was. Malik Bendjelloul's Oscar-nominated documentary "Searching For Sugar Man" tells his story.

      Rodriguez was the greatest '70s US rock icon who never was. Malik Bendjelloul's Oscar-nominated documentary "Searching For Sugar Man" tells his story.

  • Video: "Searching for Sugar Man" trailer

 
 

"Searching For Sugar Man"
This terrific, award-winning documentary tells the true story of 1970s musician Rodriguez -- just Rodriguez -- whose soulful melodies and lyrics should have catapulted him to the top of the charts, But his album tanked and Rodriguez disappeared. Then, a copy of his album popped up in South Africa, and during the next two decades, Rodriguez's music became a symbol of hope and encouragement for the people. Two fans embarked on a journey to discover what happened to the man whose music they both loved. In this movie, the music is excellent and the story moving.

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