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20 Feet from Stardom at the Nick

  • Nickelodeon Cinema

    1 Temple St, Portland, ME (map)

    43.657062 -70.256235

  • If, like me, you like movies about music, then this one sounds v promising - a documentary about backing singers:

    "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 are intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few."

    As ever, I will hang around the lobby afterwards for those who wish to discuss the movie. The Meetup app does offer the option to check in - which I do - so you'll definitely know there are others around. I will be in the lobby beforehand for this showing also.

    Note also that the Tuesday evening showings are the cheap night, so can get v full. There is also discounted parking at the parking garage next door.

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  • Karen

    My first Meetup - cant wait! Good choice of movies!!

    July 29, 2013

  • John A.

    They were often better singers than the people fronting! Hope I can make it but still not sure, work has me waiting last minute. Sounds like a great pick (and pic)! :)

    July 29, 2013


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