20 Feet from Stardom Review

20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom film review

Documentary filmmakers love to tell the story of the unsung hero, and there is no bigger unsung hero in the history of rock ‘n’ roll than the backup singer. 20 Feet from Stardom, the now 2nd consecutive music documentary to win an Academy Award following last year’s Searching for Sugar Man win, is a triumphant film documenting the history of backup singing (specifically gospel-rooted backup singing that has been prominent in rock music since its inception) and the triumphs and heartbreaks of some of the most prominent backup singers in rock history.
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