One of the best films I saw at Sundance this year was Morgan Neville‘s documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. The film focuses on backup singers Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega, and Judith Hill. They have worked with some of the biggest acts of all-time, and now these women finally get the spotlight in a feature that explores music history, race, and fame in an endearing and fascinating tale. The trailer shows all of that, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg for this must-see movie.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Twenty Feet from Stardom opens June 14th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Twenty Feet from Stardom:
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.