Twenty Feet From Stardom


Film runs
Fri, Jun 14
Thu, Sep 12

Twenty Feet From Stardom
Morgan Neville, 2013
USA | English | 90 minutes

Now playing in the Film Center Amphitheater at reduced ticket price.

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.

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 center stage in the film.

Sundance Film Festival, 2013
SXSW, 2013
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2013

"Exhilarating" —Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"It drove me out of my mind with pleasure." —David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Irresistible" —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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