20 Feet from Stardom 2013

7.8/10

Languages:

European Spanish , English , Spanish , Brazilian Portuguese , English [Original]

Subtitles:

European Spanish , Spanish , Brazilian Portuguese , Dutch , English , Icelandic , Traditional Chinese

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Release Date:

2013

Run Time:

1h30m

Maturity Rating:

some strong language and sexual material

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.