30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things United Kingdom 2019 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Leslie Woodhead

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.

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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.

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Original title: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Leslie Woodhead
Cast: 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
Producer: Reggie Nadelson
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Music: Ella Fitzgerald
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Editor: Ian Meller
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.
Production: Eagle Rock Films
Contact: Jaimie Tullo, Eagle Rock Films:


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