The New Zealand Film Festival comes to Auckland on July 19th and The 13th Floor will keep you updated on a few of the choice films on offer throughout the 17-day festival. I was fortunate to view one of the films at a preview screening and, so here’s a review to get the ball rolling on this year’s Film Festival season.
Every year, the NZFF manages to come up with a good range or music-related films, and this year is no exception. Searching For Sugar Man is a documentary about Sixto Rodriguez, a Mexican-American musician who was based in Detroit when he released two albums in the early 1970s. Those two albums died a quick death and Rodriguez abandoned his musical aspirations and went back to being a labourer in Detroit.