20 Feet From Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2013
Starring: Bruce Springsteen, Darlene Love, David Bowie, Lisa Fischer, Lou Adler, Merry Clayton, Mick Jagger, Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander, Stevie Wonder, Sting
FINAL WEEKS: playing at Nitehawk until March 20! Nitehawk screens the 2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary by Morgan Neville, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM!
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.
These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, Twenty Feet from Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.