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You'd be very hard-pressed to find a more crowd-pleasing documentary this year than the Sundance award-winner, "Searching for Sugar Man."

Ever since kicking off this year's festival in Park City to a rapturous audience who gave the film a prolonged standing ovation, Malik Bendjelloul's feature-length debut has been charming the pants off of audiences the world over. It finally hits select theaters on July 27, so you can see for yourself what all the well-earned fuss is about.

The film plays like a gentler cousin to "The Imposter," another documentary released this year that keeps its best twist for last, and one that tells a story so strange, it could only be true.

The Sugar Man of the title is Rodriguez, a man you've probably never heard of, despite being one of the greatest rock icons from the '70s (once you hear some of his tracks in the film, »


- Nigel Smith

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