“He had this kind of magical quality that all the genuine poets and artists have: to elevate things. To get above the mundane, the prosaic. All the bullshit. All the mediocrity that’s everywhere. The artist, the artist is the pioneer.”
A touching documentary that tells the remarkable, if a little sensationalised story of Sixto Rodriguez; a talented, influential sixties musician who disappeared after his records failed to sell and his label dropped him. The fast-paced, decade-spanning, globe-hopping narrative is supported by a wonderfully evocative soundtrack that is sure to remain in the audiences’ mind long after the credits roll. In a year of tremendous documentaries, the deserving Oscar-winner Searching for Sugar Man is certainly among the finest.