Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Oct 9 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Runtime:89 min
Country Listing:UK, USA
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Director(s):Leslie Woodhead


Ella Fitzgerald was just 16 years old when she won a talent contest at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre in 1934. Within months she was a star. Using rare performance footage and images, this new biopic delves into the jazz singer's austere beginnings and rise to fame to tell the story of her life and music. In the face of horrific racism and discrimination, Fitzgerald used her remarkable voice to topple the barriers of her time, becoming one of the leading voices in the civil rights movement. Featuring interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett and other titans of the genre, this illuminating documentary venerates the voice that defined—and defied—a century.

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Tickets: $18 (Regular Price)
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