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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

OT: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Leslie Woodhead // United Kingdom, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2019
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DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a fascinating woman whose music was the soundtrack of a turbulent century. Her career was a unique journey which began in 1934 at a talent competition in Harlem. Over six decades, Ella Fitzgerald embodied jazz music like no-one else. She was America‘s »First Lady of Song«, whose life and work reflected the moods and upheavals of her time. Archive recordings and interviews with colleagues like Smokey Robinson, Jamie Cullum, Tony Bennett and Norma Miller reveal a person who lived and breathed her music and electrifies the screen with her exuberant joie de vivre.


LESLIE WOODHEAD has made numerous prize-winning documentaries for broadcasters like HBO and the BBC, including 9/11: The Day that Changed the World (2011) and The Hunt for Bin Laden (2012). He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992.



Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Documentary Feature



United Kingdom


90 min

OV with English subtitles

Leslie Woodhead

Sophie Okonodo, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald, Ray Brown Jr., Sophie Okonodo

Reggie Nadelson

Ian Meller

Ella Fitzgerald

Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

Eagle Rock Films

Jaimie Tullo, Eagle Rock Films: Jaimie.Tullo@eagle-rock.com

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