2013   USA 20 Feet from Stardom
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Director:Morgan Neville
Studio:Gil Friesen Productions
IMDb Rating:7.7 (1,478 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 1 Oscar, Another 10 wins & 12 nominations
Genre:Documentary, Music
Duration:91 min
Morgan Neville  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Lou Adler  ...  Himself
Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander  ...  Herself (as Stevvi Alexander)
Patti Austin  ...  Herself
Chris Botti  ...  Himself
David Bowie  ...  Himself (archive footage)
Todd Boyd  ...  Himself (as Dr. Todd Boyd)
Ray Charles  ...  Himself (archive footage)
Carole Childs  ...  Herself
Amy Christian  ...  Herself
Greg Clark  ...  Himself
Kyliyah Clayton  ...  Herself
Merry Clayton  ...  Herself
Susan Collins  ...  Herself
Charlotte Crossley  ...  Herself
Sheryl Crow  ...  Herself
Nicola Marsh  ...  Cinematographer
Graham Willoughby  ...  Cinematographer
Douglas Blush  ...  Editor
Kevin Klauber  ...  Editor
Jason Zeldes  ...  Editor
Summary: The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. Furthermore, special focus is given to special stand outs who endeavored to make a living in the art burdened with a low profile and more personal career frustrations, especially those who faced the very different challenge of singing in the spotlight themselves.

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