‘Searching for Sugar Man’ blends music and mystery

The highlight of my week was seeing ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ a doc about Rodriguez, a Detroit-born singer-songwriter of the ’70s. Virtually unknown in the U.S., he had a huge following in South Africa. But even his foreign fans, young Afrikaners who rebelled against Apartheid, knew very little about this mysterious artist, including whether he lived past the ’70s.

The soundtrack is available July 24; the movie, by Swedish first-time director Malik Bendjelloul, is out in New York and LA on July 27, with more cities to follow. Don’t miss it – it’s an amazing film! (I’ll be running a review closer to the release date.)

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