20 Feet from Stardom
Directed by: Morgan Neville
2013 | USA
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 3pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7pm
“A life affirming, toe-tapping documentary that not only places the magnifying glass on back-up singers, their role and music, but examines the music scene and its icons during the past 50 years. Morgan Neville’s film introduces us to singers whose names may not be familiar, but whose music sound is as comfortable and familiar as our favorite slippers. ‘The walk to the front is complicated,’ says Bruce Springsteen at the outset, but the thrust of the film is far more complex, as it marries the relationship between the singer, the back-up artist and ‘the sound’ they are striving to achieve. The sound is much more than just the vocals, as artists and their back-up singers weave together the magical tapestry that becomes the music for which they are known.” Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile.
San Francisco Film Festival, Audience Award, 2013