20 Feet From Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega, Judith Hill
Genre: Documentary, Music
Country of Origin: USA 91 mins.
Winner Academy Awards 2014 Best Documentary Feature, Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary, Critics Choice Awards Best Documentary, American Cinema Editors Awards Best Edited Documentary-Feature
Released by ALTITUDE FILM DISTRIBUTION
'Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names.The posters say 'irresistible' and so it is'.
A compelling profile of the incredibly talented singers who backed many of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century - Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones. A Triumphant and tragic journey from gospel choirs to '20 feet from Stardom', they never achieved success as solo artists but brought shape and style to popular music. In depth interviews with Darlene Love who backed Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick and Frank Sinatra and in the early 60s was part of Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound', Merry Clayton best known for her incredible and chilling vocals on the Rolling Stones' 1969 classic 'Gimme Shelter', Lisa Fischer who tours with the Stones, Sting and Chris Botti, Tata Vega who tours with Elton John and Judith Hill who was booked to backup Michael Jackson on his highly anticipated 'This is It' concert series at London's O2.
A tribute to great talent. Loved the movie.