• Twenty Feet From Stardom

Twenty Feet From Stardom Programme 2019

by Morgan Neville Gala Premieres

Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and other such musical luminaries take a backseat as TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM shines a light upon their mostly Afro-American backup singers. We know their voices from some of the most popular rock songs ever, but their names and faces escape our attention – until now. Director Morgan Neville’s compelling documentary portrays such charismatic women as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Lisa Fischer who, for various reasons, never made it centre stage. The portraits reveal awe-inspiring talent and highlight the difficulties of a career in the shadows – as Bruce Springsteen once said: “It‘s a long way to the front”. A rare view behind the scenes of the music industry, this doc is packed with hope and joie de vivre.


  • Genre: DOC: Arts & Culture
  • Country, Year: USA, 2013
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Morgan Neville
  • Cast: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega
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  • Cinematography: Nicola B. Marsh, Graham Willoughby
  • Editors: Jason Zeldes, Kevin Klauber
  • Sound: Dennis Hamlin
  • Music: Michael Andrews, Russ Titelman
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  • Producers: Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers
  • Executive Producers: George Conrades, Art Bilger, Peter Morton, Joel S. Ehrenkranz
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  • Production Company: Tremolo Production
  • World Sales: Elle Driver
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