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Watch the Trailer for Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Leslie Woodhead's documentary on the legendary singer will premiere in select U.S. theaters on April 3

Ella Fitzgerald (c/o Universal)
Ella Fitzgerald (c/o Universal)

UPDATE 3/17/2020: All theatrical screenings of this film have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. New dates will be announced in the future.

Eagle Rock Entertainment has just shared a trailer for the upcoming documentary Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things, which will be released in select theaters nationwide on April 3. Watch it below.

Directed by the award-winning Leslie Woodhead and produced by journalist/novelist Reggie Nadelson, Just One of Those Things traces Fitzgerald’s history from her youth on the streets of Harlem and her breakout performance at the Apollo Theater’s first Amateur Night to the international renown she achieved as a pioneering jazz vocalist. The documentary features never-before-seen footage and interviews with such luminaries as Tony Bennett, Cleo Laine, the late André Previn, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, and a rare (and often emotional) conversation with Fitzgerald’s son Ray Brown, Jr. The fact that the film was produced in the United Kingdom may partly explain the inclusion of younger British singers Jamie Cullum and Laura Mvula, yet their insights into Fitzgerald’s art are also perceptive and cogent. Actress/singer Sharon D. Clarke serves as narrator.

If you’d like to catch Just One of Those Things in a movie theater, check out where it’ll be playing at ellafitzgeraldmovie.com.

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