Item Details

Searching for Sugar Man [videorecording]

a Red Box Films & Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures & the Documentary Company ; a film by Malik Bendjelloul ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written, directed, and edited by Malik Bendjelloul
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate.
Director
Malik Bendjelloul
Performers
Steve Segerman, Sixto Rodriguez.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
87 min.
Language
English dialogue; with optional French subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
Rating: PG-13; for brief strong language and some drug references
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
  • Special features: commentary with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez; making Sugar Man; an evening with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez; theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
Searching for Sugarman
Credits
Director of photography, Camilla Skagerström ; original songs by Sixto Rodriguez.
Published
[New York] : Sony Pictures Classics ; Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Publisher no.
41366 Sony Pictures Classics
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
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