Friday, July 5, 2013

Film Fest Fave Returns to Whalers Wharf

You'll know their voices when you hear the backup singers that
created the sounds of some of the most famous bands of the 21st century. 
You've may never heard of Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, T├íta Vega, Judith Hill or Claudia Lennear, but you've seen them any number of times, and you've certainly heard them if you've listened to any kind of popular music over the last twenty years or so. They sang the backup vocals for some of the biggest stars and bands in the music industry, like Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, Bette Midler and Sting, who all appear in this splendid movie, paying tribute to these selfless women who made these stars shine both on the stage and in countless record albums through the years.
20 Feet From Stardom is director Morgan Neville's brilliant and loving tribute to the women whose amazing voices and talents helped to raise others to stardom while they themselves stood just outside the beam of the spotlight. This fascinating film earns a standing ovation as it takes us into the lives of these remarkable women who created the sound and character of some of the best bands to ever record their work or to appear on stages around the world. It was the winner of this year's Audience Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival a couple of weeks ago, and is now playing around the country to packed houses whose audiences can't get enough of the great music and the remarkable stories of these extraordinary women. The Rotten Tomatoes movie review website gives it a 98% approval rating (Gone With the Wind got a 96) and Ty Burr, Boston Globe critic, gives it a five-star rating. See the trailer by clicking on the movie title in red, below.
This thoroughly delightful film has been brought back to PTown by the Provincetown Film Society and will play at the Waters Edge Cinema, at 237 Commercial Street, on the second floor of the Whalers Wharf, beginning at 1:30 this afternoon and running through Thursday, July 11th. Check the schedule below. Seeing this movie is also a great way to get out of the oppressive temperatures outdoors, and cool off during this heat wave.
Fri-Sat @ 1:30, 4, 6, 8 & 10pm
Sun @ 1:30, 4, 6:30 & 9pm
Mon-Thu @ 4, 6:30 & 9pm
Rainy Day matinees @ 1:30pm
You can always check the schedule at Waters Edge very easily by dialing 508 487-FILM. It's easy to remember, and it will always lead you to the very best in independent film, now available throughout the year in Provincetown thanks to the efforts of the Provincetown Film Society and their ongoing campaign to buy the Waters Edge Cinema, where they continue to support many films that won't be appearing anywhere else within a hundred miles of Provincetown. Support this wonderful theater, and see this astonishing, uplifting film sometime during the coming week.

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