20 Feet from Stardom

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014 presents "20 Feet from Stardom" a film that tells the story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musicians of our time.

Part of the event

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