Rodriguez was an exceptionally talented singer in the 1970’s, but he failed to forge a career in the U.S. Unbeknown to him however, in South Africa he was a world class hero who suddenly disappeared. This movie travels the world to rediscover a phenom and bring his music back to life. Premiered at Sundance, and won the Academy Award of Best Documentary, Features, in 2013. It is a winner on many levels!
WHY I LOVE IT:
It is wonderful that Rodriguez’ identity was rediscovered in South Africa while he was still alive. His voice and lyrics are terrific, and the movie resulted in a revived singing career which has taken him nationwide to perform.