|25.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5|
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling film, 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. 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.
Morgan Neville was born in Los Angeles. His documentary features include Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale (1999), The Cool School (2008), Troubadours (2011), Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013), which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and Best of Enemies (2015), co-directed with Robert Gordon. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2015) and Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015) are his latest features.
Twenty Feet from Stardom
2013, 90', DCP
Nicola B. Marsh, Graham Willoughby
Jason Zeldes, Kevin Klauber
Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers
Gil Friesen Productions, Tremolo Productions
Festivals & Awards:
Academy Awards 2014 – Best Feature Documentary Nomination; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam –
IDFA 2013 – Melkweg Music Documentary Audience Award; Seattle International Film Festival 2013; Golden Space Needle
Awards – Best Documentary; San Francisco International Film Festival 2013 – Audience Award; RiverRun International Film Festival 2013 – Special Jury Prize; National Board of Review Award, USA 2013; Sundance Film Festival 2013
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