It sounds like a blockbuster about the worst super hero ever (“Able to leap tall Equal packets in a single bound!”), but this winner of two prizes at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival is actually a documentary about a forgotten folk musician named Rodriguez. Presumed dead for decades, Rodriguez’s music somehow found its way to South Africa, where the anti-apartheid movement fell in love with his sound and his message. Years later, two fans go in search of the missing icon. Do they find him? If I told you, you’d be searching for me because Sony Pictures Classics would have me fitted for cement shoes for spoiling it. You can find out the rest of the story when they release the film in New York and Los Angeles on July 27.
Author: Matt Singer