|Director: Morgan Neville||Country: US|
|Cast: Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton||Production Year: 2013|
This 2014 Oscar winner for Best Documentary is an uplifting film which looks at those who live their professional lives in the shadow of the limelight – the backing singers. Through interviews with veterans, live concert footage, and contributions from Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored throughout the rock era. An intriguing insight into the oft unseen world of those who provide the fundamental foundations for modern music.
“A rich and complicated story about talent, ambition and the nature of success.” ★★★★ The Independent