On July 19, 2014 at 7pm at Discovery Green, Houston Cinema Arts Society presents Julydoscope 2014, an evening of FREE art, music, dance and film featuring five dance performances curated by Dance Source Houston, followed by the screening of 2013 Oscar(c) winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom.
Rich, insightful, and occasionally heartbreaking, 20 Feet From Stardom is an energetic tribute to the passion, talent, and hard work of backup singers.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names.
In his compelling new film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 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, 20 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.
When: Saturday, July 19 2014 7pm
• Dance performances take place between 7-8:30pm.
• Film screening starts at 8:45pm.
• Flea by Night will also be happening that day 6-10pm at Discovery Green
Monthly flea market nestled in the shady southeast end of the downtown park, features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles.
Where: Discovery Green, Anheuser Busch stage
JULYDOSCOPE, an evening of FREE art, music, dance and film.
Twitter: @CinemArtSociety #Julydoscope #HCAS
2014/07/19 - 2014/07/19
Additional time info:
Dance performances take place between 7-8:30pm.
Film screening starts at 8:45pm.
Flea by Night will also be happening that day 6-10pm