20 Feet from Stardom

Director: Morgan Nelville
Producer: Caitlin Rogers
Year: 2013
Running Time: 91 minutes

Synopsis
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film 20 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. 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, 20 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.

Awards
2014 Academy Award – Best Documentary
2014 American Cinema Editors – Best Edited Documentary
2013 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival – Music Documentary Audience Award
2014 Black Reel Awards – Best Documentary Feature
2013 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards – Best Documentary
2014 Independent Spirit Awards – Best Documentary
2013 National Board of Review – Top Five Documentaries (Won)
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Non Fiction Film (3rd Place)
2013 Phoenix Film Critics’ Society Awards – Best Documentary
2013 Provincetown International Film Festival – HBO Audience Award
2013 RiverRun International Film Festival – Documentary Feature
2013 San Francisco International Film Festival – Documentary – Audience Award
2013 Seattle International Film Festival – Best Documentary
2013 Sundance –Grand Jury Prize – Documentary (Nominated)
2013 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards – Best Documentary (Nominated)

Twenty Feet From Stardom
Twenty Feet From Stardom
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