Twenty Feet from Stardom

Winner
Best Documentary Feature
Academy Awards
Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same.

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Twenty Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, 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. Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentar Feature.
Genre
Documentary, Music
Runtime
90
Language
English
Director
Morgan Neville
Cast
Lou Adler, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Merry Clayton, Sheryl Crow, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Mick Jagger, Gloria Jones, Claudia Lennear, Darlene Love, Lynn Mabry, Bette Midler, Janice Pendarvis, Bruce Springsteen, Sting
Awards:
Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

The title of the wonderful documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” can be taken literally. Morgan Neville’s film is about a cross section of female backup singers who, though uniformly glorious, reap little glory with the public. Their pipes are in many cases every bit as startling and powerful as the ...

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