In anticipation of “A Darlene Love Christmas” coming Wednesday November 25th to Saint John, New Brunswick, the Imperial Theatre is presenting a free public screening of the Academy Award Winning documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom on Monday, November 2nd, at 7 pm.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling film 20 Feet from Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the back-up singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking, 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, the film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a back seat to the diverse array of back-up singers whose lives and stories take centre stage in the film, including Darlene Love.
Then the Imperial Theatre proudly welcomes “A Darlene Love Christmas” on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50 for Subscribers, $58 for Adults, and $55 for Seniors.
Oscar winner (20 Feet from Stardom), Billboard recording star (He’s a Rebel, Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and the woman who made 27 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman singing the holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home”, Darlene Love is a legend. The New York Times says, “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.”
Before the concert, arrive early to the theatre for a Conversation with Darlene Love at 6:30 pm on November 25th. The conversations series (or “chats” as they have come to be known) are short, informal gatherings that take place at Imperial Theatre. There is no cost to attend these chats, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.
For more information visit the Imperial Theatre website at www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca.