Join us for the sixth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival. All showings are free of charge. This year’s 7 p.m. features follow the festival’s traditional slate of recent fare: an American Independent film, a documentary, and an international film. Refreshments will be available.
Film No. 2: 20 Feet From Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville, 2013
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight, and this is the untold true story of the 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.
The program opens with A Portrait of Leonard Oakland, produced by Whitworth alumna Andrea Palpant Dilley, ’00.