Vinyl Stories #1: Searching for Sugar Man

Vinyl Stories #1: Searching for Sugar Man

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Searching for Sugar Man. Best. Vinyl. Documentary. Ever.

Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 Swedish–British documentary film of a South African cultural phenomenon directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul which details the efforts of two Cape Town fans in the late 1990s, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumoured death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true and, if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez's music, which had never achieved success in the United States, had become very popular in South Africa although little was known about him in that country.

On 10 February 2013, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary in London, and two weeks later it won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Download it, stream it, buy it. It doesn't really matter, just go and watch it!

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