A film by Malik Bendjelloul.
Cast: Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore.
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.
Rodriquez. Don’t know the name? Join the club. the Detroit based musician (full name Sixto Rodriguez) had two albums released, in 1971 and 1972. Rave reviews failed to translate into sales. Rodriguez drifted away slowly out in the sunset. Rumors has it He has committed Suicide on stage, he shot his brans out, Some say that hi lithe himself on fire on stage. Rodriguez was more popular in Africa than the Rolling Stones. And his music still lives on in Africa. For these reasons and more, Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul set out to find out more about Rodriguez. It takes him into a journey where he never expected. Terrific Documentary From Benjelloul. It took 3 years to Make this film with very little none or not at all Is a matter of fact he was broke before he finished the film.