by Brad Lamers in New Film on Friday 31 August 2012

Documentary films and music are the two ways I do most of my learning. This documentary is an incredible mix of both, and unlike any documentary I have ever seen. Rodriguez is an overlooked 1970‘s musician (sounds like an American version of Donovan), who recorded a couple albums and then vanished. He didn’t have much success in the States, but was huge in South Africa, bigger than the Rolling Stones. The film explores the myths of what happened to Rodriguez and tries to solve the story of his whereabouts, while exposing the audience to the unknown and incredible Rodriguez catalogue.