We’ve worked with Eagle Rock Productions, distributors of ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS, to make it possible for you to see the film — and your virtual ticket purchase helps support the Belcourt. For $12, you can purchase a ticket for JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS — once you’ve purchased, you’ll have 7 days to begin watching. And once you click “Watch Now,” you'll have unlimited access to watch for a 3-day / 72-hour window. The distributors will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: Click here for full details on how to watch. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
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 five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and her life and uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career.
“...There’s a lot to say about Ella Fitzgerald that goes beyond the stock superlatives. And happily, JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (directed by Leslie Woodhead) begins to address the lack of attention accorded Ella as a subject worthy of thoughtful chronicle.” —Sally Evans-Darby, Jazz Journal “An exhilarating and superbly filmed rags to riches tale of the supreme voice of jazz.” —Paul Davies, Daily Express
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