Searching for Sugar Man


1h 25m 2012

Brief Synopsis

In the late 1960s, two celebrated producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar and were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album

Film Details

Also Known As
Bir Sarkinin Pesinde, Pátranie po Sugar Manovi, Sugar Man
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Documentary
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Canfield Pictures ; Passion Pictures ; Protagonist Pictures ; Red Box Films ; Submarine Entertainment ; The Documentary Company
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; A-Film Distribution ; Arp ; Avalon ; Camera Film ; Cine ; Cinema Mondo ; Cineworx ; Edko Films ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O. ; Mongrel Media ; Mongrel Media ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse) ; Rapid Eye Movies ; Sony Pictures Classics ; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Studiocanal UK ; Tour De Force (Tdf)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

In the late 1960s, two celebrated producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar and were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa, and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bir Sarkinin Pesinde, Pátranie po Sugar Manovi, Sugar Man
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Documentary
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Canfield Pictures ; Passion Pictures ; Protagonist Pictures ; Red Box Films ; Submarine Entertainment ; The Documentary Company
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; A-Film Distribution ; Arp ; Avalon ; Camera Film ; Cine ; Cinema Mondo ; Cineworx ; Edko Films ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O. ; Mongrel Media ; Mongrel Media ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse) ; Rapid Eye Movies ; Sony Pictures Classics ; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Studiocanal UK ; Tour De Force (Tdf)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 27, 2012

Released in United States October 3, 2012

Limited Release in United States July 27, 2012 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States October 3, 2012

Released in United States 2012 (World Cinema Documentary Competition)

Released in United States 2012 (Spotlight)

Released in United States 2012 (Summer Showcase)

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States 2012 (Silver Spectrum)