WITH ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM
WHAT: Sundance Institute kicks off its 17th Academy Award winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. This feature length film is the first of seven films to be featured at the 2014 Sundance Institute Summer Series.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 8 at 9:00 p.m. (The film will begin at sunset)
WHERE: Red Butte Garden Amphitheater (300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT, 84108)
DETAILS: Screenings are free of charge and seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic baskets and blankets or low-back lawn chairs. For a full schedule of Sundance Institute Summer Series screenings in Salt Lake City and Park City, visit Sundance.org/Utah
The Film: Directed by Morgan Neville, Twenty Feet From Stardom (2014 Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary, Features) shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.
These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, Twenty Feet From Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.