ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS NOW PLAYNG IN THE JPT VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

JULY 7 - 16

“An exhilarating and superbly filmed rags to riches tale of the supreme voice of jazz.”
-Paul Davies, Daily Express

“A study of a much loved but little understood musical icon that is touching but also very funny. ”
–John Lewis, The Guardian


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 Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across 5 decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and her life. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career, featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett, Andre Previn, Jamie Callum, Norma Miller and more.

To watch this film and support The JPT

https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ed0612f4b246000552aecea

 

Special live Q and A(Note date change)

We are pleased to announce an update to the live Q&A: Please note it will now take place on Sunday, June 28, at 7pm ET/4pm PT (those who RSVP'd will be informed of the change). We are very excited to announce that producer Reggie Nadelon and author/music critic Will Friedwald will now be joined by author Margo Jefferson and singer Camille Thurman.

Margo Jefferson is distinguished culture critic and author of the acclaimed book Negroland

Camille Thurman, a singer and saxophone player, is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

To watch the Q and A Sunday June 28th at 7:00pm

https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ececfe4999499004e6045a4

DOCUMENTARY

RELEASE DATE

2020

RUNTIME

89 MIN

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