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Initial post: Aug 20, 2012 6:03:11 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
This is a sweet documentary about a small group of fans who got to meet their hero and it actually turned out not to disappoint them. It starts with Stephen Segerman explaining that he got his nickname, "Sugar," from the song off of Cold Fact. It briefly explores a few possible reasons why some albums take off and some album do nothing until we get to the heart of the mystery. While Rodriguez was not selling in Americam he was inspiring fandom and rebellion in South Africa. A challege written by Segerman in his liner notes for the SA reissue of Cold Fact leads a music journalist on a mission to track first the money, then the lyrics to find out how Rodriguez died. This leads to a starling discover--he didn't. A few phone calls later and the unassuming construction worker and his three daughters are on their way to his first international tour. You get to see two grow men geeking out like teenage girls over meeting their idol, three girls who get to see their father get a chance to be the hero they always knew he was, a band leader score his dream gig backing up the man who inspired the sound and spirit of his music. I don't remember the last time I spent so much time smiling at a movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 6:21:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2012 2:58:45 PM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
CB - Agreed. A great feel-good movie - I left the cinema with a big grin on my face. As I'd never heard of Sixto Rodriguez I thought it was a spoof: some of the songs sounded like Dylan or, indeed, Donovan parodies (different times I guess). However further research has proven this not to be the case and that Sixto is in fact for real and is still alive. I may even purchase the soundtrack and / or his first two albums.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 6:30:24 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
I bought Cold Fact on I-Tunes, hoping all the while that I was giving money to Sixto and not Clarence Avant.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:35:52 AM PST
Cool movie. Great songs.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 5:52:32 AM PST
Emery Would says:
Great movie. I'm enjoying the soundtrack.
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