I used to go to The Angelika quite a lot, until their tiny screens and crappy seats wore down my resolve. Now that there's going to be an Alamo Drafthouse uptown soon and AMC Theaters (like the one on 84th and Broadway) are stepping up their game with comfy bark-o-loungers for everyone, there's no reason to go downtown -- unless something interesting is showing.
This documentary 20 Feet From Stardom is way more than interesting.
It's an irresistable premise: the stories of the (mostly) unsung vocalists who spent a lifetime singing back ups for some of the biggest names in the business are unravelled before our very eyes -- and ears. Clearly, its essential viewing.