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20 Feet from Stardom

Directed by Morgan Neville, Nominated for Best Documentary

Part of 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

Twenty Feet from Stardom 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.

These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres, and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, Twenty Feet from Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film. 2013, US, 90 minutes.

Free Tickets for Members

Only Walker Film Society ($175+ membership level) and IFP Minnesota members can reserve tickets in advance, starting January 7. RSVP to donors@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7641.

Remaining tickets will be distributed to Walker and IFP Minnesota members on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm at the Walker Box Office on night of screening. Individual members receive one ticket; Dual/Household and above receive two tickets per screening.