Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

This profile explores the jazz great’s extraordinary journey across give decades, covering some of the most tumultuous years of American history

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this documentary explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theater 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 to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career, featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Jamie Cullum, Tony Bennett, and Norma Miler and others.

Not Rated
Genre
Bio-pic, Music, Jazz, Women and Film, African-American Experience, Pop Culture, Documentary
Runtime
89
Language
English
Director
Leslie Woodhead
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