71SSIFF - 22/30 September 2023
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Twenty Feet from Stardom

Morgan Neville
USA      90 m.
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Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival tells the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 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, the documentary boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.

Director
Morgan Neville
Production
Gil Friesen Productions (USA)
Gil Friesen
Photography
Nicola B. Marsh, Graham Willoughby
Edition
Jason Zeldes, Kevin Klauber
Featuring
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega, Judith Hill
Format
HDCAM Standard
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Running Time
90 m.
Country
USA
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