DC Film Critic Assoc. President Tim Gordon

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Official Selection 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Film: 20 Feet from Stardom with DC Film Critic Assoc. President Tim Gordon

20 FEET FROM STARDOM artFeaturing Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Sting,

Patti Austin, Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, Darlene Love, and many more

“This personality-packed documentary is nothing short of absorbing as it recaps the essential role African-American background singers played in shaping the sound of 20th-century pop music.”
Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature
Grammy Award for “Best Music Film”


Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling film “20 Feet From Stardom,” award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

President of the Washington, DC area Film Critics Association, Tim Gordon, will introduce 20 Feet From Stardom and following the film will lead an interactive Audience Q&A.

For over twenty years, Tim Gordon a.k.a. FilmGordon has been a passionate force and fan of films. Nicknamed “Tim 10,000” due to the large volume of movies he’s watched, Gordon has been a film critic since 1992.

He is the founder and current Executive Director of The Foundation for the Augmentation in African Americans in Film (FAAAF). The Foundation’s mission is to identify, inspire and prepare the next generation of African-American filmmakers as they continue to influence, craft and develop the evolving images of African-American people in cinema with it’s two signature programs, Reel Kids and The Producer’s Institute.

Gordon was installed as President of the Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) in 2002 and has continued to serve in this capacity, giving him the distinction of being one of a select few to head both a national film critic association and simultaneously lead a major award show.

In 2007, Gordon joined BET as their film critic and executive producer for their Entertainment channel, the network’s second – largest online platform. After leaving BET, he created and launched the “FilmGordon” brand.

In 2013, Gordon was invited to join the nation’s largest critic association, The Broadcast Film Critics (BFCA). Currently, he is the critic for several outlets including ESPN 980-AM’s The Man Cave, PBS’s (WETA-TV) Around Town and his host site, TheFilmGordon.com.

In addition, Gordon hosts a weekly film show on FilmGordonRadio (BlogTalkRadio) called “Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.”Launched in 2009, “the BIG show” has hosted a who’s who of actors and filmmakers, producing over 300 shows and generating over one million downloads of the show’s rich original content.

Always in high demand, Gordon has appeared on numerous shows giving his unique perspective on films. He has been a guest on several national shows including appearances on “News One Now” with Roland Martin, “BET Tonight” with Tavis Smiley, as well as stints on Middle East station, AlHurra, Sirius/XM and We Act Radio.

Whether watching movies, attending film festivals, talking films on-air or sharing his views with industry professionals, FilmGordon has evolved from a brand to a lifestyle as he continues to share his deep passion and love for all things films.

Monteabaro Recital Hall
Saturday, February 13 from 7:00-9:00pm


Film: 20 Feet From Stardom
Monteabaro Hall
Horowitz Center
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044