Rodriguez was the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was. Hailed as the greatest recording artist of his generation he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context many miles away.
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Dieser Film ist mehr als eine Dokumentation! Sie ist ein Statement für den Geist, den jedem inne wohnt! Jeder Mensch ist mehr als sein Schatten. S.R. ist die Fakel im Dunkel menschlicher Fehler! Ahntest Du es weißt Du es nach diesem Film!
Deeply moving documentary which speaks to anyone who finds an artist that magically connects with them. The focus, and I would say interest, of this film -and here critics of it as a simple biographical work have a point- is not really on Rodriguez's amazing story, but this connection between mysterious artist and awed recipient. But perhaps the greatest tribute to an artist is to observe their impact on others.
Excellent documentary about the man behind the legend of Rodriguez. Rodriguez was popular here in Australia in the 1970s and I saw Rodriguez live in 1980. He spoke at the concert about his political aspirations. Rodriguez plays here at the Byron Bay Blues Festival almost every year. In light of this, I was somewhat bemused by the search but that didn't deter my enjoyment of the documentary and the wonderful music.
An incredible story (really--if it was scripted it would be too much) about the power of art that has nothing to do with money, consumerism, marketing, corporations, or the cult of personality. Just music and its power to move even people its author perhaps never imagined--his fans, in turn, recognized him as a prophet. Beautiful and humbling.
Searching for Sugarman is a modern-day cinderella story about the musical prophet you've likely never heard. The form of the film is modest in much the same way as Rodriguez himself is. The story and the music speak for themselves. An inspiring film well worth a watch and a listen.