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 heart-breaking 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. 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.
20 Feet from Stardom is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Sheer perfection! Just watch Morgan Neville's exhilarating documentary and try not to stand up and cheer. - Rolling Stones.
A gift! This generous, fascinating documetary seeks to rewrite the history of pop music by focusing attention on voices at once marginal and vital. - The New York Times.
20 Feet from Stardom screens on 22 February at Maiden's Cove, Drive-in. Buy your ticket here.