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This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend T/F Film Festival, a weekend-long festival in Columbia highlighting and showcasing groundbreaking documentaries.
As a Columbia-native, I’m no stranger to the festival. I attended a few times in high school, but the last time I went was my freshman year at college five years ago.
It had been a while since I last attended, and my, has the festival grown!
My husband and I spent all day Saturday traipsing around downtown from theater to theater. We stopped off at Café Poland for lunch. Despite its crowded space, the food was amazing—homemade pierogies and pork and pepper gulash.
The highlight of the day was a film called Twenty Feet From Stardom, a moving documentary that features the lives and careers of several backup singers: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill. (Just do a quick online search. You’ll be amazed by the number of songs these women have been a part of!)
I had heard these womens’ voices before in popular songs by The Rolling Stones, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen, but I had never given much of a thought to the women behind these iconic sounds. Filmmaker Morgan Neville did an outstanding job creating inspiring portraits of these artists.
This film, I thought, was a testament to the creative powerhouses that T/F attracts. Twenty Feet from Stardom premiered at Sundance Film Festival. It’s second stop? T/F. It’s amazing to me that our state can host such a phenomenal and successful festival.
How lucky are we? I highly recommended attending the festival next year. I already can’t wait!