Millions of us have heard their voices in some of the greatest hits of all time, but no one knows their names. In this compelling documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the unbelievable stories of those voices behind some of musics legendary artists.
Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, Twenty Feet from Stardom is a tribute to the unsung talents such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill and more. It’s these very voices that brought shape and style to some of the most popular songs of the 21st century.
Using archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, the film offers a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Featured throughout the film are intimate interviews with world-famous artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few, but these musical icons will take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in Twenty Feet from Stardom.