20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom ★★★½

Entertaining and interesting doc about backup singers that isn't really life changing or anything, but will maybe make you appreciate some of your favorite songs a little more. The most outstanding example is The Rolling Stones's Gimme Shelter, which is featured here with just the background vocals and is amazingly powerful. The film sometimes approaches the subject of race (nearly all of the featured performers are black) but it never actually entertains the questions that might turn this into a really powerful film. Still, it's worth a watch.

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