Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man

Wednesday is mostly the weakest day for me. I am already tired, and I don't see on the horizon any weekend just yet.
I promised to write about the documentary I saw lately. I am a big fan of true stories. If the story is good, the fact that it is a true story make it even more interesting to me.
Searching for Sugar Man is one of them. It is a moving story about a very hard working and modest artist. The special thing about him is, that he had a huge influence at life of people far away not even knowing about it.

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all. 

What is the best documentary you have seen?