I'm usually not this late to the game, but this time I am. I just rented and watched Searching for Sugarman. I saw that it won an Academy Award for best documentary and was sure I'd heard about it last year when Sundance was in full swing. It made me recall that I'd seen this tweet on twitter: "Searching for Sugar Man' lets u realize, unknowingly, something u did
that didn't work for u might be the biggest inspiration for others." [Bonnie Tsang]
I quickly put the movie in my Netflix queue. I watched this tonight, while I crafted away. What a moving story. This touched my heart and brought to life the quote tweeted above. What stood out to me was the lack of bitterness from Rodriguez or his family. This is a man that was into the music for the craft and love. He is a hard working Mexican immigrant and he instilled values and work ethic into his children. If you haven't seen this you should. Not to mention the way it's shot in Detroit. I loved all the images from this movie. I predict Detroit will be the next big filming capital. It's raw, needs a lift and stories like Sixto Rodriguez story inspire us all.