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.
Malik Bendjelloul Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore, Dan DiMaggio 30 Jun 2012 (Sweden, UK, Finland) Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 29 nominations. tt2125608 , South Africa, Music Business, Detroit