20 Feet From Stardom: The Performance Party

Radius-TWC and Tom Freston hosted a Monday night gathering for Morgan Neville‘s 20 Feet From Stardom, a likely nominee for Best Documentary Feature. I’ve loved it all year — here’s my initial rave out of last January’s Sundance Film Festival. The party happened at the Polo Private Dining Room at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Neville was there along with costars Merry Clayton and Lisa Fischer, among others. Everyone performed. A smattering of critics and Oscar bloggers were there — Hammond, Karger, Thompson, myself. Here’s a video of Clayton’s big number. I laid down on the floor and held the camera as steadily as I could.

  • roland1824

    Look up Joby camera tripods. Tiny and cheap. You can stick one on your camera for low angle floor shots.

  • Glenn Kenny

    Very deft that you turned off the camera before Clayton said “Get the hell up off the floor, you’re a grown-ass man!”