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Oscar-Winning Film "20 Feet From Stardom" Editor Kevin Klauber

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Kevin Klauber is an award-winning editor, his most recent film "Twenty Feet From Stardom" won a 2014 Oscar last Sunday. 

'Twenty Feet From Stardom' puts backup singers center stage"  

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic  

Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same. But when you call them backup singers, you better smile. That's because the performers in the infectious and irresistible "Twenty Feet From Stardom" are willing and able to outsing any solo act in sight and are not shy about letting you know it. "There is a power to what it is we do, but no one has acknowledged it," says singer Janice Pendarvis. No one until now. 

Veteran director Morgan Neville ("Troubadours") took the idea offered by the late Gil Friesen, longtime president of A&M Records, and has made a moving and joyous behind-the-scenes documentary about a world filled with big, bold personalities and the music they make. These women sing in a way that is transformative for us, and, it turns out, for them as well.