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Twenty Feet from Stardom, shown on opening day of the Sundance Film Festival, is the first film of this festival to be picked up by a distributor.
According to USA Today, The Weinstein Co. has bought the North American rights to the documentary and plans to bring it to a theater near you sometime this summer.
Directed by Morgan Neville, Twenty Feet from Stardom takes a look at the lives and aspirations of backup singers and their struggles to make their way as solo artists, according to the Los Angeles Times.
With a vocally star-studded cast, including Merry Clayton, who sang with the likes of Neil Young, Mick Jagger and Darlene Love, the film brings to light the story of those whose talent often was under appreciated while making use of interviews with big name performers like Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.
“So much of our culture is about ‘me’ and ‘I,” said Neville, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Background singing is about disappearing into a greater whole ... this should be celebrated everyday.”