20 Feet from Stardom
First screened in July 2013
Director: Morgan Neville. Documentary about living legends among pop, rock, and R&B backup singers. Interview subjects include Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Táta Vega, Gloria Jones, Janice Pendarvis, Jo Lawry, David Lasley, Lynn Mabry, Mabel John, Stevvi Alexander, Patti Austin, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Lou Adler, Chris Botti, Bill Maxwell.
Twitter Capsule: Platinum crowd pleaser. Gold, or maybe gold-leafed, as humanizing sketch of ambivalent, semi-visible talents.

Photo © 2013 Radius TWC/Gil Friesen Productions
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

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