15 Most Powerful Documentaries Of The Decade (So Far)
15. 20 Feet From Stardom
If you're the kind of person who is awestruck when presented with raw, genuine musical talent, then Morgan Neville's upbeat Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom is a must-see. Neville steps away from the limelight to examine the hugely talented backing singers who have helped shape music in the twentieth century from behind the scenes. Compared to the superstars they perform with these are unknown, unsung (if you'll pardon the pun) artists who have influenced popular music more than many people realise. Big names including Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Bette Midler feature in interviews, but it's the names we've never heard of which get to speak the most, their words illuminating their passion for music and their hopes and ambitions.