Searching for Sugar Man

Directed By Malik Bendjelloul

Documentary / Sony Pictures Classics /  / Jul 27, 2012 (Limited)

Rodriguez was the greatest '70s U.S. rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his antiestablishment message connected with the people.

Searching for Sugar Man won 1 Oscar at the
2013 and Nominees Academy Awards