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Title 20 feet from stardom / directed by Morgan Neville ; produced by Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (87 minutes) : sound, colour
polychrome rdacc
Performers Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Judith Hill, Bette Midler, Chris Botti, Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton.
Summary 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 harmonising 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 centre stage in the film. The film follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers and stars Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry, among many others. On March 2, 2014, it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards.
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: United States : Tremolo Productions and Gil Friesen Productions, 2013.
System notes Streaming video.
Language notes In English.
Other author Sting (Musician), interviewee, performer.
Midler, Bette, interviewee, performer.
Jagger, Mick, interviewee, performer.
Crow, Sheryl, interviewee, performer.
Springsteen, Bruce, interviewee, performer.
Wonder, Stevie, interviewee, performer.
Botti, Chris, interviewee, performer.
Love, Darlene, interviewee, performer.
Fischer, Lisa, 1958- interviewee, performer.
Tremolo Productions, production company.
Gil Friesen Productions, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Women singers -- United States -- Biography.
Documentary films.
Popular music.
Rock music.
Rhythm and blues music.
Variant Title Twenty feet from stardom.