The Sugar Man returns to Madison. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, the Detroit-born cult musician whose life story resembles an edgy movie script, gets his due in the documentary Searching for Sugar Man. After releasing several unsuccessful folk albums in the early 70's and fading into obscurity, Rodriguez is resurrected into the spotlight by South African supporters of the anti-apartheid movement who embrace his poetic music as a cultural catalyst.
Unbeknownst to Rodriguez until later in life, the idolation from people half way around the world is the driving narrative behind Searching for Sugar Man coming to Madison's Sundance Cinemas Oct 12th. According to Rodriguez, the secret to life is "Keep breathing, in and out." The Sugar Man, as he became to be known by fans, opened one of his tours at the High Noon Saloon in 2009.