Twenty Feet From Stardom
Twenty Feet From Stardom presents rare archival footage, a peerless soundtrack and intimate interviews with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name a few. Such world-famous figures take a backseat, however, to the backup singers whose lives and stories now move to center stage.
Enter Dr. Mabel John, former solo artist who joined the “Raelettes,” backing up music legend Ray Charles. Dr. John now sings from the pulpit at Joy in Jesus Ministries where she has returned to her church and gospel roots.
Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices that brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.