Sugar Man :: Bigger than the King, Stones, Beatles & Batman | Profoundly South African

Rodriguez
Time Out Critic’s Choice

You’ve heard every story there is to tell? How about this one? A Swedish guy makes a documentary in 2012 about a 70s folkster from Detroit who returns from obscurity after discovering that he has a large, devoted audience in South Africa. The film culminates in a cathartic 1998 concert marking the musician’s first significant performance in 27 years to an audience who thought that he had died! The film is critically aclaimed and makes big waves in the US and the UK but, and here’s the rub, nobody in South Africa knows that it exists!

via Sugar Man :: Bigger than the King, Stones, Beatles & Batman | Profoundly South African.

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