Searching For Sugarman (2012)

6 02 2017


Feb 10th “Searching For Sugarman” 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

South Africa / USA 2012

Dir: Malik Bendjelloul

Genre: Music Documentary
Starring: Dennis Coffey, Mike DeMaggio

Cert: 12A

Runtime: 86 mins


In the 1970s an American singer Sixto Rodriguez became a cult hero for young white South Africans fighting Apartheid. He was bigger than the Beatles. He released two albums and then disappeared. Rumours of his death circulated around his fans.

Years later Dennis Coffey, a fan and music journalist, tries to find what happened to ‘Sugarman’, only to find no one in America seems to remember him.

A remarkable story about the shallowness of fame and one that is more than a documentary.




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