Twenty Feet From Stardom!
The World of Backup Singers
Meet the Unsung Heros of the Greatest Music of Our Time
Come and see the film! Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Carole King. Lynard Skynard. Mick Jagger. Elton John. Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Elvis — household names. The Blossoms. Darlene Love. Merry Clayton. Lisa Fischer. Táta Vega. Who, you ask? Exactly the point of Twenty Feet from Stardom, a brilliant new documentary by director Morgan Neville.
The names and faces of the artists featured in Twenty Feet From Stardom may not be widely recognized, but it’s safe to say their voices will be familiar to most pop music fans. The film explores the obscure history of backup singers, including their highs and lows in the cutthroat American music industry. The point of the movie is simple. Just because you are immensely talented (sometimes more than the lead singer) doesn’t mean you will be a “star.” Photo above: (L-R) Singers Darlene Love, Táta Vega, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at Village at the Lift on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. photo by Getty Images
VIDEO CLIP: See a video clip of Twenty Feet from Stardom on YouTube by CLICKING HERE.
Please RSVP only if you are sure you can make it because I only have enough tickets for those who RSVP. If you need extra tickets you can get them by CLICKING HERE if they are still available.
Meet Louis for your ticket at 7:30 PM at the entrance of the theatre where the tickets are collected.
Academy Hollywood (Outdoor Lawn Area and Screen)
1341 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
The nearly 7.5 acre Academy Hollywood campus is home to an open-air theater for the Academy's "Oscars Outdoors" series. The outdoor space features an expansive lawn, a permanent 40x20 foot screen, and an adjacent 10,000-square foot plaza. In addition to hosting the "Oscars Outdoors" screening series, the venue serves the Academy and the community as an event space for special screenings, educational programs and other functions.
OUTDOOR LAWN SEATING THEATRE POLICIES:
- Bring your own low lawn chair, blanket and dress warmly.
- Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted. Food trucks will also be available.
- Smoking is NOT permitted.
- No pets (service dogs are allowed).
- Screenings begin at sunset. There will be no seating after the feature is on screen.
This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups.
You'll also have the chance to meet:
10 Theater and Concert Goers from "Southern California Theater and Concert Goers"
13 Fun People from "Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends)"