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Audio Q & A: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' With Director Morgan Neville and Singer Merry Clayton

Director Morgan Neville was joined by singer Merry Clayton for the KCET Cinema Series screening of their film "Twenty Feet From Stardom." The film kicked off the summer cinema series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica and after the screening, Clayton surprised attendees with a song.

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Some highlights:

  • Mary Clayton tells the tale of how she was contacted in the middle of the night by Mick Jagger to sing back-up for "Gimme Shelter"
  • Director Morgan Neville gives his insights into the world of the music icons and the voices who back-up their award-winning songs
  • Mary Clayton talks about her personal relationships with Ray Charles and other well know music performers
Q & A Session:

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Hear legendary back-up singer Merry Clayton sing for KCET Cinema Series members:

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