Trailer

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Runtime
1hr 29mins
Directed by
Leslie Woodhead
Featuring
Ella Fitzgerald, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett
Body

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Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this documentary film explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and life.    

Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times bringing to life the history of Ella’s unique career.    

Featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Norma Miller and Ella’s adopted son Ray Brown Jr.

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