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Patti Austin Makes Appearance in a Documentary Film “Twenty Feet From Stardom”

By on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 in Blog

Patti Austin makes a special appearance in a documentary film Twenty Feet From Stardom. The film is about the world of backup singers starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer and Táta Vega. The film was directed by a veteran documentary filmmaker, Morgan Neville, and produced by a music industry executive, Gil Friesen.

Twenty Feet From Stardom is a result of Friesen’s musings on the lives of the background singers… “This is a story about people whose fingerprints are all over the music we know but we have no idea who they are,” Neville, a self-described “hardcore music geek,” tells Rolling Stone. Read more >>

judith-hillIn the teaser video above, Patti talks about Judith Hill and Hill’s aspirations to become a solo artist.

This great tribute to the backup singers’ passion, talent and hard work was just released theatrically by Radius/The Weinstein Company. It’s currently playing at the Landmark in West Los Angeles as well as the Angelika in New York City. The film will expand to the following cities on the dates listed below.

Friday June 21, 2013:
Town Center 5- Encino, CA
Playhouse 7 Cinemas- Pasadena, CA
University Town Center – Irvine, CA

Friday June 28, 2013:
Kendall Square Cinema – Cambridge, MA
Coolidge Corner- Brookline, MA
West Newton Cinema- West Newton, MA

Kew Gardens Cinema- Kew Gardens, NY
Manhasset Cinema- Manhasset, NY
Malverne Cinema- Malverne, NY
Cinema 100 Quad- Greenburgh, NY
Tenafly Cinema- Tenafly, NJ
Clairidge Cinemas- Montclair, NJ
Bethel Cinema- Bethel, CT

Ritz at the Bourse- Philadelphia, PA

E Street Cinema- Washington DC
Avalon- Washington DC
Angelika Film Center Mosaic Fairfax, VA
Charles Theater- Baltimore, MD

Belcourt Theater- Nashville, TN
Angelika Film Center and Cafe- Dallas, TX
Angelika Film Center and Cafe- Plano, TX

South Beach 18- Miami Beach, FL
Delray Beach 18- Delray Beach, FL
Shadowood 16- Boca Raton, FL
Living Room Theater- Boca Raton, FL
Winter Park Village 20- Winter Park, FL
Burns Court- Sarasota, FL

Mayan Theater- Denver, CO

Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas- Laguna Niguel, CA
Cinemas Palme D’Or- Palm Desert, CA
Plaza De Oro- Santa Barbara, CA

AMC Metreon 15 + IMAX- San Francisco, CA
Shattuck Cinemas- Berkeley, CA
PFR Rafael Film Center 3- San Rafael, CA

Friday July 5, 2013:
Mariemont 3- Cincinnati, OH
Uptown Birmingham 8- Birmingham, MI
Uptown Theater- Minneapolis, MN

Tara Atlanta- Atlanta, GA
Sandy Springs 8- Atlanta, GA
Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills- Austin, TX
Violet Crown Cinema- Austin, TX
Tampa Theater- Tampa, FL

Loft Cinema 3- Tucson, AZ
Living Room Theaters- Portland, OR
La Jolla Village 4 Cinemas- La Jolla, CA
Tower Theater- Sacramento, CA
Nickelodeon Theaters- Santa Cruz, CA
Plaza Frontenac Cinema 6- Frontenac, MO

Friday July 12, 2013:
Savoy- Montpelier, VT
Eastern Hills Cinemas- Williamsville, NY
Cinemapolis- Ithaca, NY
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema 7- Chicago, IL
The Neon Cinema- Dayton, OH
Cedar Lee 6- Cleveland Heights, OH
Michigan Theater- Ann Arbor, MI
Naro Expanded Cinema- Norfolk, VA
Westhampton Cinema 2- Richmond, VA
Downtown Mall 6- Charlottesville, VA

Downtown West Cinema- Knoxville, TN
Manor Theater- Charlotte, NC
Rialto Cinema- Raleigh, NC
Carolina Theater-Durham- Durham, NC
Fine Arts Theatre- Asheville, NC
Aperture Cinema- Winston- Salem, NC

Kahala Theaters- Honolulu, HI
Tivoli @ Manor Square- Kansas City, MO
Village Square 18- Las Vegas, NV
Summerfield 5 (Lakeside)- Santa Rosa, CA

Twenty Feet From Stardom‘s Opening Credits: