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PG-13| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton.

Cast: David Bowie , Ray Charles , Sheryl Crow ,

Director: Morgan Neville

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Radius TWC

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Release Date: June 14th, 2013|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Sometimes it's racism; sometimes bum luck; sometimes it's producer Phil Spector putting Love's voice in another singer's mouth. You watch. You hear the gospel spoken in the voices of these women. And you marvel. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Audiences meet the most memorable voices in the world of backup singers. They perform with world-famous musical acts, but theirs are not household names. Their stories, however, are inspiring, heartbreaking and enthralling. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Neville unearths a treasure trove of archival TV, concert and film footage featuring many of these vocalists in their heyday, balancing the material with perfectly-lit contemporary studio interviews and performances shot in pristine digital cinematography, supplemented by more informal scenes depicting the frequent challenges of these musicians' careers. show more

  • August 24, 2013 hf00000000161916
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    I left the theatre feeling better about myself. This movie was so moving. It\'s a finger snapping, ear to ear grinning, joyful walk through the soul of american music. Sometimes rejoicing, always engrossing and ever triumphant. One of the BEST movie experiences ever!

  • July 13, 2013 jlnabb
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    This is an outstanding documentary. If you have any interest in music from the late 60\'s, you will love this movie.

  • July 11, 2013 lgjhere1
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    A powerful reminder of who you know and where you are at a given time that can determine your rise to the top, not necessarily how good you are.

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