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Title:   Searching for Sugar Man
Director:   Malik Bendjelloul
Year:   2012
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   07.15.13

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Date Viewed Venue Note
07.15.13Netflix Good doc about this dude from Detroit whose music never took off in the states but was absolutely huge in South Africa without him ever knowing about it. Some South African dudes go on a search to track him down and eventually connect with him and he gets to learn how many people love his music. Couldn't ask for a better doc, right? I don't think there's many scenes as emotional as a poor old man standing in front of thousands of people who are cheering and screaming and yelling out appreciation for him after 30 years of working construction. I have to say it got a little dusty in the room for that scene. Sadness has never really gotten to me in movies but for some reason when people are tributing someone or showing appreciation or stuff like that it gets to me. I think It's A Wonderful Life is still really the only movie I've had to choke back tears from but it gets me every goddamn time. Anyway... digression.

The music is kind of Dylan-esque with a touch of Donovan psych thrown in. I'm not much for "poet" songs where the lyrics are the main focal point but I liked this guy's music well enough and it kind of grew on me as the movie went on. I don't think I'll be tracking it down like I did the Kashmere band after seeing Thunder Soul but this is probably a better doc cinematically speaking.
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