Searching for Sugar Man

Opens Friday, January 11
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1hr 26mins // directed by:Malik Bendjelloul

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

In 1968, two producers went to a downtown Detroit bar to see an unknown recording artist, a charismatic Mexican-American singer/songwriter named Rodriguez, who had attracted a local following with his mysterious presence, soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They were immediately bewitched by the singer, and thought they had found a musical folk hero in the purest sense, an artist who reminded them of a Chicano Bob Dylan, perhaps even greater. Despite good reviews for the album they produced, Cold F