Twenty Feet from Stardom Movie

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2013 | PG-13 | Documentary Music | 1hr, 30m

The untold story of backup singers in popular music. It is a celebration of the voices from the edge, which brought shape and style to the soundtracks of our lives. more

Release DateU.S.

Twenty Feet from Stardom was released on
Friday, June 14, 2013 Limited Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Gil Friesen
Cait Rogers

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Morgan Neville



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PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material


Morgan Neville follows half a dozen diverse and gifted back up singers from throughout music history, each of whom has a story to tell of life in the shadows of superstardom (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler to name just a few). These talented artists represent a range of styles that come from all eras of popular music, but each singer belongs to the first family of American voice. Now is their turn for the spotlight.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Celebrated its world premiere with an overwhelming standing ovation at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Official Selection:
    Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 17-27, 2013
    True / False Film Fest, Feb. 28- Mar. 3, 2013
    Miami International Film Festival, March 1 -10, 2013
    SXSW Film Festival, March 8-17, 2013

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