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Rodriguez Documentary to be shown at Sundance in January 2012

From The Salt Lake Tribune

Searching for Sugar Man » (Denmark/United Kingdom) A portrait of the ‘70s rock star Rodriguez, “the Latin Bob Dylan,” who went from fame to obscurity — only to rise again in a different context many miles away. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul.


Searching for Sugar Man / Denmark, United Kingdom (Director: Malik Bendjelloul) — Rodriguez was the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was. Hailed as the greatest recording artist of his generation he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context many miles away. World Premiere. DAY ONE FILM

Rodriguez website:

Rodriguez Documentary to be shown at Sundance in January 2012
Rodriguez Documentary to be shown at Sundance in January 2012


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

3 thoughts on “Rodriguez Documentary to be shown at Sundance in January 2012

  1. I just saw this movie last night in Chicago (Century Landmark Theatre). I almost didn’t make it but, as FATE would have it, I sure did. Walked in seconds before it started.

    I did not expect to see one of the BEST documentaries I have EVER seen.
    The character connection that I developed left me in tears. At the end, the audience clapped.
    Some gave it a standing ovation. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND EVERYBODY SEE THIS MOVIE!

    It is a testimonial to humility and how inspiring it can be!

    I had NEVER heard of Rodriguez till I was invited to see this movie. I’m 45 years old and was at awe with his lyrics. He reminds me of Ricardo Arjona but in English.

    This movie deserves to win an Academy Award for BEST Documentary!!!

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