What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Searching for Sugar Man is an acclaimed documentary with some references to drug use and some news footage of police and protester violence during apartheid. Expect strong, but brief swearing, specifically in lyrics, including "faggot," "f--k," and "hooker."
- Families can talk about the filmmakers choice to make a movie about Rodriguez. What makes his story compelling? Where would you look for a good story to tell in film or writing?
- How did Rodriguez react to learning about his unexpected fame? How do you think you would react?
- What do you think about Rodriguez's music? Why didn't his career take off? Why did it catch on in South Africa?