Searching For Sugarman, the Oscar-winning 2012 documentary about 1970s folk singer, Sixto Rodriguez, is receiving a limited re-release this month to coincide with his live tour with Brian Wilson. Sony Pictures Classics announced that the film, directed by the late Malik Bendjelloul, will play in New York and Los Angeles for a week. The film opens in L.A. on June 19 and in New York on June 26.
Rodriguez was hailed as a major talent after he was discovered in Detroit, but his first two albums were ignored and he quickly faded into obscurity in the U.S. But his music found an audience in places like South Africa and Australia, and his relative low profile fueled rumors that he was dead—until the 2012 Sundance movie made him famous again.
Rodriguez is touring with Wilson this summer, beginning on June 18 in Saratoga, Calif.
For those fans who don’t live in New York or L.A., Searching For Sugarman remains available on Blu-ray and digital.