Hey there MMT family! I am very excited to announce that MusicMoviesThoughts has partnered with Allied-THA to giveaway passes for the hit film Twenty Feet From Stardom, which tells the stories of several well-known (& some maybe not as known) background vocalists who’ve complemented the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson just to name a few.
I am so stoked about this film because it has two of my favorite female singers: Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill. Lisa stole my heart as a background vocalist for the late Luther Vandross and when she released her solo effort, which included the hits “How Can I Ease the Pain” and “WildFlower,” I became a forever fan. More recently, I fell head over heels in fandom with Judith Hill, who was hand-picked by the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, for what was to be his comeback tour. Judith recently appeared on the current season of The Voice, and though she didn’t make it to the finale I believe there are great things in her future.
“Twenty Feet From Stardom” will screen here in Philadelphia on Monday, June 24th, and will open locally on Friday, June 28. For your chance to win an admit two pass you must: 1) make sure you are signed up to follow this blog (see top right of page) and 2) send an email with your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Twenty Feet.” Winners will be selected and notified by Friday, June 21.
You can read the synopsis and check out the trailer below, and go to the official website for additional info at www.twentyfeetfromstardom.com.
Good luck! Until next thought family, Thomasena
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM synopsis
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville 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.