20 Feet from Stardom 2013



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


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


Documentary, Music

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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.