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20 Feet from Stardom 12 rating

This moving documentary shines a spotlight on the backing singers behind some of the great musical hits of the 21st century.

Documentary 2013 87 mins

Director: Morgan Neville

Overview

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This moving documentary shines a spotlight on the backing singers – largely of African descent – who were behind some of the great musical hits of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film reflects on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of the backing singer.