United Kingdom/United States | 2019 | Leslie Woodhead After she won a 1934 talent contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) went on to a six-decade career as one of America’s greatest singers. Her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. In this new documentary narrated by Sophie Okonedo, musicians like Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Itzhak Perlman remember the jazz legend. “A study of a much loved but little understood musical icon…Touching but also very funny.” –The Guardian (UK). Cleveland premiere. 89 min. Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be watched online from 6/26 thru 7/16 via the link below. (Doing so supports the Cinematheque.) Screening fee is $12, and after renting the film, you have 72 hours to watch it. https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ed04b7a4b246000552ade43
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