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Sep 7 / Matthew Lockwood

Found: A great movie

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I highly recommend watching the documentary Searching For Sugar Man. It’s the story of Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit musician in the 1970s, who for whatever reasons didn’t make it big in the United States, but became the soundtrack for many South Africans in the anti-Apartheid movement.

His music is reminiscent of Bob Dylan, and to me, stands the test of time. However, the movie is about much more than just music. It’s an uplifting story of a man staying true to himself, even if things didn’t work out the way he may have hoped. And staying true to himself when they do.

I didn’t realize it at the time that I saw the movie, but Rodriguez is a Wayne State alumnus. He earned his degree in philosophy in 1981. He may have graduated a Tartar, but he is a Warrior.

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  1. Zach Mandell / Sep 13 2012

    I am going to have to look out for this one

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