[ Madman Entertainment DVD / DVD ]
Release Date: Thursday 28 February 2013
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The Greatest '70s Rock Icon That Never Was... a fairy-tale story of an amazing musician, extraordinary wordsmith and talented performer.
From the Academy Award-winning producer of MAN ON WIRE comes a powerful, unforgettable music mystery.
In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who 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.
Winner of 2013 Academy Award Best Documentary Feature.
"Astonishing" - Total Film
"A must see" - Empire
"Powerful, uplifting and unforgettable" - Dazed and Confused
"...One of the greatest, and most moving documentaries ever made."
5 STARS - Ali Catterall, Q Magazine