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Searching for Sugar Man

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

Francis Levy | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man and John Pirozzi's Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll are documentaries about music that became contraband during two repressive regimes, South Africa's Apartheid and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge era. That's about where the similarity ends.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

In movies like the recent Searching for Sugar Man, the performer endures suffering to succeed. An ordeal is rewarded with success. The ordeal is the r...

Sugar Man Finds Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full Of Sh*t | Posted 08.12.2013 | Weird News

Waiting for "Superman" is one of those documentaries that made everyone who watched it instantly call their friends and tell them they had to drop eve...

Loose in Havana, Gandalf and Elton John

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

London has come to Havana. During this week of British Culture that is celebrated from the first of June in our country, even the climate has decided to be in sync with that of the other Island

A Rabbinic Take On 'Searching for Sugar Man'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Our Sages tells us that the truly rich man is the man who is content with what he already has. "Searching for Sugar Man" reminds us that it is who we are that give us our identity, not what we possess.

Return of the Stoic Hero?

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jamie Malanowski

Roger Ebert, Levon Helm, Sixto Rodriquez -- models of stoicism. They are men who met disappointment and worse, and faced their challenges with determination and courage. We used to have a lot of role models like them.

Rob Reiner Shares Wit and Wisdom With Hollywood's Next Generation

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Last week, Oscar-nominated producer/director/actor/writer, Rob Reiner, shared funny and personal stories of his career at Syracuse University's annual...

Waiting for Sugar Man

András Simonyi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Home
András Simonyi

In the age of Facebook, Google and Twitter, is rock really still as important a vehicle to convey the message of freedom?

Sugar Man's Medicine for Salty Wounds: The Oscar Goes to a Cultural Healer

Barbara Nussbaum | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Barbara Nussbaum

Searching for Sugar Man won the Academy Award for best documentary. In South Africa there is significant debate about whether or not the documentary overstates the role of Sixto Rodriguez in liberating the minds of South Africans. What truths did he help to surface?

Best Documentary Goes To ...

Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment

The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place Sunday in Los Angeles, with "Searching for Sugar Man" taking the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Mal...

Best Documentary Winner At Academy Awards

Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Searching for Sugar Man" won Best Documentary Feature at the 85th annual Academy Awards. The award for Best Documentary Film honors the best in no...

What Film Will Win Best Doc?

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

We're closing in on the big night -- it's less than two weeks away -- and with a dip in the calendar, it finally feels like the right time to investigate the Best Documentary category. Being a dilettante, I have failed to see even one of the nominated films thus far -- too busy watching gems like "Identity Thief," I suppose -- but this is a two-man operation, and I know you've been quite excited about this category for some time.

Rock Legend Recording His First Album In Four Decades

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sixto Rodriguez charmed audiences in last year's sweetheart documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," and now the 70-year-old Detroit native is thinking ...

The Bestest 2012, Filmmage

Marc Ruxin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

The big films this year were smarter, longer and largely better than any year for the past decade.

Waking Up to Rodriguez: May We Feel at Home With You Now

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

I was sitting in a Manhattan movie theater waiting to see the newly Oscar-nominated Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary about the seeking and findi...

Two Detroit Docs On Shortlist For 2013 Oscar Nominations

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

The Motor City could be getting some star treatment at the 2013 Academy Awards, thanks to two Detroit-centered films that are now being considered as ...

It's Never Too Late to Be a Late Bloomer

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.

Finding Sugar Man: Watch Rodriguez Live At The Old Miami

60 Minutes | Posted 10.08.2012 | Detroit

If you live in Detroit, chances are you've seen "Sugar Man," as the rest of the world now knows singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. You've heard him pl...

LEONARD MALTIN'S OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Best Indie Films To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

The fall movie season is beginning to heat up, with Oscar contenders waiting in the wings, but right now some of the best films playing in theaters come from independent filmmakers and documentarians.

Seeing Sugar Man: Rodriguez Delivers Slow Cooked Set in Columbia, MO

Dan Lybarger | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

As a native Jawhawk, it pains me to admit that when it comes to music and film festivals, Columbia rocks.

Kennedy Center Should Honor Sixto Rodriguez, the Bob Dylan of Detroit

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Stephen Robert Morse

It is rare that a documentary elicits emotions that I carry with me for days and weeks after I have seen it. But that is just what Searching for Sugar Man did.

Rodriguez At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 30

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 1. Rodriguez At Sixth and I Rodriguez may be the biggest and best famous folk singer that took 40 years to break thr...

Folk Legend: More 'Girls' Should Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment

It's something of a spoiler to let you know that Rodriguez, the subject of Sundance-approved documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," paid a visit to th...

A Myth Is Replaced By a Miracle in New Doc, Searching for Sugar Man, Resurrecting Work of Elusive Musician Sixto Rodriguez

Penelope Andrew | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Luck was on my side in having had a good friend with noble taste in film orchestrate a Friday afternoon outing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema for a screening of the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.