Happy Monday folks! As we approach the end of the semester at AU, and all the stress that comes with it, we find ourselves appreciating some of the more surprising documentaries in our collection, like Searching for Sugar Man (DVD 10920). Here’s our summary:
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate.
Imagine having no idea you’re a hugely popular rock star on the other side of the world, and imagine your fans not knowing if you were alive or dead. Kind of trippy, right? Searching for Sugarman won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2013, plus a raft of other prizes. Check it out today!