Directed by Leslie Woodhead | 2019 | 99 minutes | Not Rated | United Kingdom, USA | English
Tracing the story of her life, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century.
From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatrein 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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“An insightful portrait drawn with warmth and a touch of swing.” — Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
“The best thing about Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things, other than the music, is the way it evokes an era and reminds us that its subject was one of the great voices of the 20th century.” — G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle