This film, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM is about Music’s unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll, Pop, Jazz, Classical music. You name it! Some of these Guys and Gals have, many times, made a difference in how some of your biggest Artist in the Music business, polished off their hits. You might or might have not ever noticed what they looked liked but many, many times you noticed their special & unique, VOICES. People like Merry Clayton (backed Artist like The Rolling Stone’s on ‘Gimmie Shelter’, Ray Charles & Elvis), Darlene Love (who I always adored her voice from backed in the day), Tata Vega (that incredible voice you heard singing Gospel in ‘The Color Purple), Lisa Fischer (backed up Luther Van Dross for awhile), Judith Hill & many others you would know by the rich sounds that came out of their mouths. These Talents, are now just getting their chance to let everyone know that some of your favorite Singers & Performers ain’t doing it ALL alone! Please seek out this Documentary so you too can get some really fascinating updates on some our Contemporary talents whose voices that have always, given us much JOY.
©ourtesy of Wikipedia : 20 Feet From Stardom is a 2013 American documentary film directed by veteran documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville and was produced by Gil Friesen, a music industry executive whose curiosity to know more about the lives of the background singers inspired the making of the film. The film follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers and stars Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry, among many others. Released On January 17, 2013, the film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. At Sundance, the film was acquired by Radius-The Weinstein Company and was released nationwide on June 14, 2013. The film was also acquired for international distribution by Elle Driver / Wild Bunch. The film has screened at many film festivals in 2013 including South by Southwest Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Philadelphia Music Film Festival, RiverRun Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, among others.
- Darlene Love Honored as “Big Man of the Year” by Little Kids Rock (huffingtonpost.com)
- Morgan Neville Backs Up 20 Feet from Stardom (independent.com)
- Climbing Back From Obstacles: Judith Hill On Tour, Movie Role And New Record Deal With Sony (vallieegirl67.com)