Superior batch of films for Canberra audiences in this year's Stronger than Fiction documentary film festival

By Jane Freebury
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:22pm, first published July 21 2016 - 12:49am

Two years ago, a bitter-sweet documentary about the backing singers behind stars like Jagger, Sting, Springsteen and Bowie won the Oscar for best documentary. Not only did the Morgan Neville doco, 20 Feet from Stardom, beat The Square, about upheavals in Egypt's 'Arab spring', it also beat The Act of Killing, about the murderous political realities in Indonesia in the 1960s. It was the story of vocalists in the shadow of fame that won the day instead.

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