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Documentary Film Group

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
The Root Cellar
The Root Cellar website
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Linda E Maitland
Discussion Activities
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
1---A fee of $5 is payable in advance by credit card for non-members attending the discussion event.
2----Attendees watch the film in advance on Netflix and then discuss the film at the event.
No Fee
No Fee

The Documentary Film Group will gather one afternoon each month to discuss a documentary film.  The documentaries are all available on Netflix unless noted otherwise and participants should watch the documentary selection before coming to the meeting where we will discuss the film.  


Directed by Morgan Neville
Running Time 1 hr 30 min

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support.  Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.


IMDB Review: “This movie is brilliant, a must-see for all music lovers. It is this year's Searching for Sugarman. I was so entertained and moved, I saw it two days in a row, wanting to be with my wife while she watched it for the first time.
  The contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, and other stars help define the greatness and important of their back-up singers.  The stories of Darlene Love and her compatriots moved us to tears of joy and sorrow.”


Contact Linda Maitand at lindaemaitland@gmail,com (281-235-9791) or Beth Laughlin at (713-503-7763). If you would like to nominate a film for discussion, please send your suggestions to Linda.