A documentary on backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, was cited by membership of the premium business network 85 Broads among others, for its insight on leadership. Among other courses, the documentary speaks of the disproportionately mental shift required over any talent shift in the “long walk” from a supporting role to center stage. Effective leaders sometimes step out of the spotlight on purpose to empower those supporting roles. This is the tone of praise broadly drawn by the documentary:
Saw the finest documentary I’ve ever seen today: 20 Feet From Stardom. It’s about backup singers & more: gender, race, celebrity. See it!— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) July 13, 2013
Just saw 20 FEET FROM STARDOM for the second time. Moving and masterful. Easily the best doc of the year, and one of the best docs period.
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) July 22, 2013
without great fanfare, “20 Feet From Stardom” has become the year’s top grossing doc. People just like it. http://t.co/AN1npnpUwG
— Kenneth Turan (@KennethTuran) August 16, 2013