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Malik Bendjelloul

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Steve Rowland

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Clarence Avant

Himself - Former Chairman of Motown...

Rodriguez

Himself (as Sixto Rodriguez)

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In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more ... more


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Magic

Karma4594

Grade

A+

Great02 January 2016

One of the most remarkable stories you will ever hear, and this one is true. Worth a watch or 2.

Nic

Karma159

Grade

A+

Excellent Film03 April 2014

A true indie folk story that inspires.

On another note, the Film is not from Sweden but rather from South Africa, where it also plays off.

Fawky

Karma66743

Grade

B+

Folk music gets its Man On Wire03 February 2014

Music fans will love this indie documentary. Try to avoid Googling him before you watch, though.

Some say Mexican-American singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez could have been as big as Dylan, yet his first album bombed on release in 1970s America and he was dropped by his label. But unbeknown to... more

rastadoc

Karma1243

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A+

watch it06 January 2014

good story, great music. or is it great story, good music. in any case, if you like the music of the 60's and stories with happy endings, watch it.

xpensivewinos

Karma4840

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A+

Great film03 July 2013

Watched this because of all the Oscar hype and radio plays and we were not disappointed. Rodriguez is obviously a man who loves his music. And he has appeared at Glastonbury now!

Wynand

Karma31105

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A+

Awesome Movie28 May 2013

This was a great movie. At 85 minutes, it\'s a tight, sharp achievement, yet one of the things I love about it is simple: It moves to a relaxed rhythm, in sync with its slightly otherworldly subject.

richie74

Karma289741

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A+

This is a IMDB page Review16 May 2013

IMDB Review:

Who would know that an unknown album from an unknown artist in 1970 (Rodriguez) would become a huge phenomenon in South Africa? As big as say, Paul McCartney. Rodriguez himself was never aware of his huge success, as well as most other Americans. This film traces two dedicated... more

richie74

Karma289741

Grade

A+

thanks for the comments and Reviews15 May 2013

gives us info about this Oscar winning touching musical biograpy documentary movie

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